IL FALCONE – Rosso Riserva DOCG

IL FALCONE ia a complex wine, elegant and austere that signifies the great potential of the “Nero di Troia” (about 70%), the main indigenous variety of the DOC Castel del Monte, that provides its essence, character and elegance, combined with other local varieties that provide to its harmony. Aged in French
oak for at least 14 months and for a further year in bottle, goes well with red meats, game and mature cheeses. Well-preserved, shows great aging capacity.

IL FALCONE – Rosso Riserva DOCG

Details

Producer

Rivera

Country

Italy

Region

Apulia

Growing area

Murgia hills; Castel del Monte

Farming type

Traditional

Grapes

Nero di Troia

Product code

2075002

Color

Red

Sparkling

No

Vegan

No

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Vinification

Harvest

Harvest at the end of October.

Fermentation

Maceration and colour extraction are carried out in stainless steel for 15 days with frequent pump-overs and delestage, to obtain at the same time better extraction and softer tannins.

Ageing

The wine ages for 14 months, 50% in 30 hl French oak casks -50% in 225 liter French oak barriques.

Finishing

further year in the bottle.

Organoleptic

Colour

Dense garnet-red.

Bouquet

Multi-layered bouquet of ripe wild red berry fruit, leather, tobacco and spice.

Palate

Rich palate, austere, very lengthy and well-balanced.

Food pairing and serving

Food

Ideal with rise dishes and flavoured dishes. Red meat, roasts and game dishes.

Serving

Best served at 18-20 °C uncorking the bottle or decanting for a half hour beforehand.

In their wines the noble spirit of Castel del Monte The noble and intriguing Castel del Monte is the ideal symbol to identify one of the most exceptional wine-growing regions of Apulia, which received its DOC designation in 1971 and DOCG in 2001. The area covers the area north of Bari that descends from “Alta Murgia” towards the Adriatic Sea and splits into two areas that show an expressive difference in landscapes and in soil types. Above 300 meters from sea level, the hard limestone rock plateau of the Murgia dominates, where you can find the traditional vineyards. These areas are characterized by a Mediterranean climate, characterized by cool, rainy winters and hot and dry summers, but tempered by the sea breeze, native grape varieties such as the white Pampanuto, Bombino Bianco, Fiano and Moscato Reale, and the red wine are grown . Bombino Nero, Nero di Troia, Montepulciano and Aglianico are flanked - mainly through research by Rivera agronomists - by the international white varieties chardonnay and sauvignon blanc, now included in the DOC Castel del Monte regulation. The land. Murgia is a karst plateau of ancient origin that forms the backbone of central Apulia. An irregular and banner landscape without borders and interruptions, but with the mysterious Castel del Monte acting as a sentry and representing a definitive benchmark. The area covers the territory north of Bari that slopes down from “Alta Murgia” to the Adriatic Sea, divided into two areas that show an expressive difference in landscapes and soil types. Above 300 meters from sea level, the hard-limestone rock plateau of the Murgia dominates, where you can find the traditional vineyards trained to spalliera bassa, or low vertically trained canopies grown between meadows and fields. On the other hand, deep and loose tuff limestone soils between 180 and 300 meters offer an endless array of olive groves and vineyards. In these areas characterized by a Mediterranean climate, characterized by cool, rainy winters and hot and dry summers, yet tempered by the sea breeze, native grape varieties are grown, such as the white Pampanuto, Bombino Bianco, Fiano and Moscato Reale, and the red Bombino. Nero, Nero di Troia, Montepulciano and Aglianico, are flanked - specifically for research by Rivera agronomists - by the international white varieties Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, which are now included in the DOC Castel del Monte regulatory.

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