|Dimensions||10 × 9 × 11 in|
|Alcohol by Volume||
12 Bottles, 750ml
Filomusi Guelfi | Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Superiore DOC
Available on backorder
To achieve the lighter, vibrant style which sets Cerasuolo wines apart from their heftier counterparts, a particular winemaking technique is employed. The most important element of this is the reduced contact time between the fermenting juice and the red grape skins. This serves to significantly lessen the red pigmentation of the must, resulting in the attractive cherry-like colour which is behind the name Cerasuolo (meaning ‘cherry’ in Italian). Colour is certainly important, bouquet and flavour are inevitably more so. This technique results in wines with a brighter, fruitier taste and are also lower in tannins. Less soaking time also means less absorption of tannins from the skins, pips and stems.
The Filomusi family, originally from the Marche region, moved to Abruzzo in the 16th Century. A member of the family then married a Guelfi lady and the land, where over 9 hectares of the present vineyards stand, was added to the patrimony together with the name.
Grape selection, green harvest and green pruning are extremely careful so to obtain a production of 7-10 tons/hectare. The cellar is located in a historical building that dates back to the fifteenth century, but the equipment is extremely modern! The present owner, Lorenzo Filomusi.