Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva DOC – Paparocco Red 6 x 75cl
Handpicked in the second half of October. The grapes are naturally dried for about one month, then destemmed and directed to small steel tanks for the fermentation under controlled temperatures. At the end of fermentation, both wine and the grape skins are pressed and the wine is stored in steel tanks. Malo-lactic fermentation. The wine ages for 12 months in semi-toasted French oak barrels and 6 months in bottle.
Rich ruby red color. Intense aroma of fruit with nuances of black cherry and wild berries, fragrance of vanilla. Well-structured wine, warm and balanced, with soft tannin.
Our flagship red wine of limited edition. For this wine we’ve used only our best Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes from the exceptional vines planted on 1973. The image of the man pulling the bull on the label symbolizes the late grandfather Rocco who sold his precious animal to buy its first land for grape cultivation. Thanks to this bull “Vigneti Radica” was born.
About the brand
The history of Vigneti Radica goes back to the 1950’s when the late grandfather Rocco (known in the village as Zi’ Rock) established his first wineyard in Tollo. Rocco believed strongly in the potential of Abruzzo’s wine, and was one of the founders of the farmers’ cooperative established in Tollo to produce local wine.
Rocco’s son Antonio worked next to him in the vineyards throughout his youth, and learned the secrets of winemaking. In 2009 Antonio with his sons, Giacomo and Rocco Jr, established their own family winery to create great wines from the Radica vineyards and to share this passion with enthusiasts of good wine.
Their winery has a local nickname – Li Ture, which means ‘The Bull’ and to be loyal to the tradition they proudly chose this strong animal to be the symbol of Vigneti Radica.