Moros comes from old vines (40/45 years) on chalky clay soil in the district of Guagnano, in the heart of the Salice Salentino denomination.
Claudio Quarta, owner of Tenute di Emera and Cantina San Paolo, took over this vineyard some years ago. After making the winery, named Cantina Moros, the first 2012 vintage has just come on the market.
The harvest, done entirely manually, takes place the last Saturday of the month of September. The yield is about 700gr per square metre.
The maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 21 to 24 degrees during about 18 days. Then 70 % of the wine is transferred in casks and 30 % in stainless steel tanks. The ageing lasts about 18 months. Then the blending takes 3 months and 4 months refinement in bottle.
Color : intense ruby red with purple hues.
Nose : full and very intense, notes of vanilla and cherry jam.
Mouth : aromas of small red fruits, balsamic, soft tannins, fine and elegant, very long lasting flavour.
Alcohol level : 14.5%
Winemaking : The aging lasts 12 months in oak barrels and 6 months in bottle
Food pairing : Roast lamb, red meat, roasts, game, full bodied cheese.
Aging potential : 10 years
29,00 CHF tax incl.
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