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Re di Ras from Carlo Ferrini

Montepulciano, Marche & Abruzzo, Italy, 2013
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From superstar oenologist Carlo Ferrini who's stellar career has seen him consulting at some of the greatest estates in Italy comes this new project in Le Marche. 

Carlo has spent many years working and consulting in the famed town of Montalcino producing some of Italy's if not the worlds finest wines. Now The Maestro is putting his name to a world class wine outside of Montalicino. Rosso Piceno is not often included in the catalogue of great Italian reds, but this 'Marchigiano' special is mounting a serious challenge to enter the lists, as Nicolas Belfrage MW writes...

"Rosso Piceno is not often included in the catalogue of great Italian reds, but this Marchigiano special is mounting a serious challenge to enter the lists. From the outset, on the nose, it displays a wealth of fruit – plum, ripe morello cherry–, supported by a sturdy but classy base of wood and grape tannin, alcohol, fresh acidity and concentration of flavour. The finish is expansive and long, and the fruit-definition is such that it should develop into a fine bottle in 2-3 years time, though you could drink it happily now. My advice: Worth the wait." Nicolas Belfrage MW

Re di Ras (King of Ras) is the name in Marche dialect of the wren, which is often seen in our vineyards. In local folk tradition, this pretty bird is considered the King of the birds. In fact there is a legend, according to which, to decide who was king, the birds held a competition to see which one could fly the highest. Using its cleverness, the wren won out over the eagle. We chose this metaphor because we believe that our small production of Rosso Piceno “Re di Ras” can compete in quality with the great Italian red wines!

This inaugural vintage is exclusive to HarperWells in the UK, but as you might expect production is tiny, single barrel stuff, with the majority already sold and allocated to the domestic market in Le Marche, We expect to sell out over the weekend.

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85% Montepulciano & 15% Sangiovese 15% 

The grapes selected to produce 2013 Re di Ras were gathered in September 12th (Sangiovese) and October 15th (Montepulciano). Yield 5,6 tons per hectare.

Traditional red vinification in stainless steel vats. Alcoholic fermentation lasted 32 days, the first 20 days on the skins. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine ages into 5 hl French oak casks, first and second use, for about 12 months. Bottling took place on May 31, 2017.

TASTING NOTE: Aromas of wild black cherry, bramble fruit and spice. Although the palate is lush and opulent with a real savoury bite, the youthful, pure black fruit characters are balanced by subtle herbal notes and fresh acidity. The result is a complex but beautifully poised wine, with fine tannins giving elegance and weight.

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The orographic and climatic variety typical of Le Marche makes our region particularly lush, something that enables a huge range of animal and vegetable species to thrive. It is our duty to preserve and protect this wealth of biodiversity through non-invasive procedures that work in harmony with the land.

Carlo has spent many years working and consulting in the famed town of Montalcino producing some of Italy's if not the worlds finest wines. Now 
The Maestro is putting his name to a world class wine outside of Montalicino. Rosso Piceno is not often included in the catalogue of great Italian reds, but this 'Marchigiano' special is mounting a serious challenge to enter the lists

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Wine features
  • 0.75l volume
  • 14% ABV
  • Drink by 2020
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