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PICENO SUPERIORE, DOP, 2013
Antica Azienda Agricola Vagnoni Molina


The old farm, Vagnoni Molina, is a small viniculture of Piceno located in southern Marche, near the town of Offida, very close to the border of Abruzzo. The most common grape varieties grown in Piceno are Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Merlot, Passerina and Pecorino.

Tasting Notes: This red wine is a blend of 70% Montepulciano (from a very old vineyard) and 30% Sangiovese, aged in large “botte” (wooden casks) for 18 months before bottling. The resulting wine exhibits intense color, a strong nose of wild berries, and full body, with a perfect equilibrium between spiciness and fruit.

Region: Marche
Classification:  Piceno DOP
Area of Production:  Castorano, Province of Ascoli Piceno
Grape Variety:  70% Montepulciano, 30% Sangiovese
Soil:  Clay and Chalk
Average Age of Vines 10-15 years
Trellising System:  Cordone Speronato
Spacing of Plants: 2.90 meters by rows - 90cm apart
Production per Acre 3.57 tons
Vinification Technique:  Stainless Steel 
Maturation:  Aged in large "botte" (wooden casks) for 18 months before bottling
Total Acidity: 5.3  g/l
Residual Sugar: 3-3.5  g/l
PH:  3.70
Alcohol: 13.50%
Total Cases Produced:  830