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Offida Rosso, “Grifola”

HomeOffida Rosso, “Grifola”

Offida Rosso, “Grifola”

Offida was once part of the Rosso Piceno DOC but received its own classification in 2001. They were further promoted to full DOCG status in June 2011. Offida Rosso requires a minimum 85% Montepulciano. The remainder can be up to 15% other authorized red varietals from the province of Ascoli Piceno. They must be aged for at least 24 months before release. Of this, 12 months must be spent in barrel.

Appellation: Offida Rosso DOCG

 Type: Red, dry

Varietal: 100% Montepulciano

Certified Organic

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Intense ruby red color with purple hues. Shiny and impenetrable.
Bouquet: Intense nose with broad notes of cherries, cinnamon, cloves, cocoa and leather.
Taste: Powerful mouthfeel with good acidity and smooth tannins. A very well balanced wine. Beautiful and elegant now or enjoyed in several years.
Pairing: Braised and roasted meats. Pasta with hearty red meat sauces.

Vinyard Notes:
Production area: Commune of Offida, in the Marche region of Central Italy.
Vineyard: 500 feet above sea  level with a density of 1,800 vine per acre.
Training System: Spurred Cordon.
Soil type: Calcareous clay.
Vine density: 4000 vines per hectare (1,800 per acre).
Harvest: Hand picked first in mid October.
Yield: About 2.2 tons per  acre

Winemaking Notes:
Vinification:  Submerged-cap with frequent pump-overs daily for ten to fifteen days at 77 to 86⁰ F (25 to 30⁰ C).
Aging: Sixteen months in new French oak barrique in which malolactic conversion occurs naturally. Aged six months in bottle before release.
Winemaker: Paolo Capriotti.
Bottles Produced: 6000



2011 Marche Rosso "Grifola" - Tre Bicchieri - 2015 Vini d'Italia (Gambero Rosso)