Rosso Piceno and Rosso Piceno Superiore DOC
Rosso Piceno DOC is the first born in our territory. We have heard about it since ancient times and its name can be traced back to the pre-Roman population of the Picenes. This is a prestigious DOC, recognized by the Protocol in 1968 and then amended later.
Its typology Rosso Piceno Superiore is produced in a delimited area: only 13 municipalities in the province of Ascoli Piceno are admitted. It is different from the Rosso Piceno DOC due to a further period of aging in wood that enriches the wine with even more intense and multifaceted hints and aromas, giving it a unique character. Its origin and use in blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese make this red wine the king of the Piceno territory, which has always been dedicated to the production of these vines.
The protocol provides for the following composition: Montepulciano in variable percentage ranging from 35% to 85% and Sangiovese in percentage from 15% to 50%. All other non-aromatic red-grape vine varieties recommended and/or authorized in the respective cultivation provinces may contribute alone or jointly up to a maximum of 15% (Decree by the Ministry of Agricultural Policies dated 22nd September 1997- which has replaced Presidential Decree dated 11th August 1968. Amended by Ministerial Decree dated 30th November 2011).