Italy Reviews & Ratings

Vizzarro 2016 – Barone Cornacchia

© Piero Pardini - The Wolf Post
Written by Piero Pardini

The Wolf Post offers a professional service with free access, without subscription.
For this reason, a donation would also be a sign of appreciation for our work.

Credits: © Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post – TUSCANY – ITALY

Wine: Vizzarro
Variety composition: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.
Alcoholic strength: 14.5% vol.
Vintage: 2016.
Classification: Hills of Teramo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOCG.
Production area: Contrada torri, Torano Nuovo (TE).
Ground altitude: 250 m a.s.l.
Soil type: stony limestone.
Training system: simple curtain row with spurred cordon.
Plant density: 4,000 – 4,500 plants per hectare.
Yield per hectare: 80/90 quintals of grapes.
Harvest: manual with selection of the bunches.
Harvest period: mid-October.
Vinification: crushing and destemming, maceration on the skins for 15/20 days with must at 28° C in a submerged cap winemaker.
Fermentation: in stainless steel tanks.
Aging: in 250 liter French oak barriques for 30 months, then 6 months in the bottle.
Serving temperature: 18° C.

Tasting Notes:
Intense ruby red wine, almost impenetrable, with light purple textures.
On the olfactory examination, the sensory profile is intense, varied and very pleasant. Floral notes reminiscent of lavender and red rose, fruity hints of cherry, durone and plum close to spicy notes of cinnamon and black pepper in grains. Nuance of licorice.
The taste is rich, supported by a good acid shoulder and an important but well-polished tannin. Potentially long lasting, with good persistence, leaves a cherry chocolate finish in the mouth.
It is recommended in combination with pappardelle with wild boar sauce.

4 Lupetti

Other company labels in Wine Guide

Barone Cornacchia
Contrada Torri, 19
64010 Torano Nuovo (TE)
Phone +39 0861 887412

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

This site is protected by