Estate: Winemaking in the Rosso Conero area of the Marche region in eastern/central Italy dates all the way back to the Etruscans in the 10th century BC. The Malacari family has been making wine in the very same area since 1600. Alessandro Starrabba is the current generation of the Malacari family [through his mother’s side], his old vine Montepulciano wines are known for their vibrancy, quality and value.
Winemaking: Vineyards are farmed organically. Hand harvested grapes are from the estate vineyard in Offagna, with clay and sandy silt soil. Fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel, followed by 6 months of aging in stainless steel. Unfined, unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Dark red violet in colour with aromas of sour cherry, wild berries, plum and peppery spice. Cherry, pomegranate, red currant, black cherry, plum and crushed black peppercorn are supported by silky yet firm tannins and fresh acidity. Tangy fruit lingers on the smoky finish. Well balanced and inviting, fantastic on its own and super versatile at the table. [And a superb value!]
Estate bottled by Azienda Agricola Malacari