OFFIDA DOCG ROSSO
FIRST VINTAGE BOTTLED 1998.
PRODUCTION AREA Winery’s own vineyards located in the municipalities of Offida and Castel di Lama.
GRAPE BLEND Montepulciano 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 15%.
AVERAGE ALTITUDE 200-250 meters above-sea-level
SOIL TYPE Mainly clay, tending to limestone.
TRELLISING SYSTEM Spurred cordon.
DENSITY PER HECTARE 5.000 plants per hectare.
YIELD PER GRAPE-VINE 1,5 Kg of grapes approximately.
HARVEST Handpicked in mid-October, early in the morning or late in the afternoon, grapes are placed in small trays and kept in cold cells before being taken to the winery.
FERMENTATION After destemming, the grapes are channelled into 100hl steel fermenting vats, equipped with a pump over and temperature control system. Maceration on the skins lasts for about 28 days. After fermentation the wine is drawn off into new barriques which we personally select from a range of French handcraft cooperages and there is left for about 18/24 months. The different types of wine are kept separate and they are blended after a careful selection of barrique products.
THE PRODUCER TELLS
Ludi was born as a game, as confirmed by its name. Never forget the close connection between wine, pleasantness, joyfulness; all achieved in all seriousness. Ludi has been our challenge: not the finishing line, rather the start.
COLOUR Deep ruby red, bright and shining.
BOUQUET Penetrating and lingering aromas that carry to the nose precise scents of pulpy fruit, especially blackberry, along with hints of liquorice and graphite. Light balsamic overtones complete the wholesomeness of the aroma.
GUSTO Austere, silky mouthfeel, with a strong impact and with excellent follow-through, a strong, unerring character hallmarked by dense yet soft, subtle tannins.