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Marchetti, Castro di San Silvestro Rosso Conero DOC
Castro di San Silvestro Rosso Conero DOC

 

Tasting Notes: Famiglia Marchetti has been making wine in the Marche region for over a century, and for at least 50 years, have produced one of the top Montepulcianos (Rosso Conero) made anywhere. Marche produces the greatest, most elegant expression of the Montepulciano grape; and few, if any, are making this wine better than Maurizio Marchetti. Known for his impeccable Verdicchio in the States, he is famous for his red Montepulciano back home in Ancona. Laced with an intriguing smoky, cranberry spice and ripe plums, this is an everyday favorite for both sides of the Atlantic.

Location Marche, Italia.
(Outside Ancona)
21 hectares.
Soil Clay, limestone, and sand.
Estate Marchetti.
(mahr-KAY-tee)
Vine Spurred Cordon. Capovolto.
3,500 vines per hectare.
1 bottle per plant average yield.
Winemaker Maurizio Marchetti.
(mao-REET-see-oh mahr-KAY-tee)
Vinification Maceration for 10 days in stainless steel.
Varietals 90% Montepulciano,
10% Sangiovese.
Barrel 15-20 year-old Slavonian oak.
Residual Sugar 3.4 grams per liter. Maturation 14 months in the barrel.
2 months in the bottle.
Acidity 5.0 grams per liter. Vintage Production 2,500 cases.
Alcohol 13.5% by volume. Foot Fairing Filet mignon, double-cut pork chops, and hearty Pecorino cheese.
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