Laus Vitae

The meaning of the Latin expression Laus Vitae is “Praise to Life”. It is the title of the first book of Laudi, one the most important works of Gabriele D’Annunzio, the prominent Italian poet born in Abruzzo. Each sip of this wine is a celebration of life.

Wine is refined in stainless steel vats at first and later in big oak barrels, until it reaches a high structural complexity in order to be able to go through a further evolution in smaller barrels. 

Wine Production

Grapes are hand-selected and hand-harvested. After soft pressing, a long maceration of the skins at a controlled temperature. First refined in stainless steel vats and later in big oak barrels,until it reaches a high structural complexity in order to be able to go through a further evolution in smaller barrels. 

Tasting Notes

Warm, full-bodied with a long-lingering taste. Smooth and balanced tannins with notes of red fruit, mulberry, sour cherry preserve, and violet.

Food Pairing

Important main courses, pasta “alla chitarra” with lamb, Abruzzo timbale, pappardelle with boar, roast pork, tenderloin with green pepper, roasted lamb, stu ed mushrooms, polenta with sausage. Aged cheeses: 5-8 years old Pecorino from Abruzzo.

WINEMAKING & AGING

Varietal composition: 100% Montepulciano

Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks and wood barrel

Length of alcoholic fermentation: 18-25 days

Fermentation temperature: 71-77 °F

Maceration technique: Punchdown and Aeration

Type of aging container: Barriques and Barrels

Size of aging container: 225 L / 25 HL

Length of aging before bottling: 24 MONTHS

Length of bottle aging: 12 MONTHS

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