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Garofoli Conero Riserva Grosso Agontano 2009

Garofoli Conero Riserva Grosso Agontano 750ml 2009    
Sku: 1890529*

Established by Antonio Garofoli in 1871, the Garofoli estate is the oldest wine company in the Marche, Italy. His son Gioacchino continued his father’s work and founded Gioacchino Garofoli in 1901. He was succeeded by his sons, Dante and Franco, and they were both succeeded by Franco’s sons, Carlo and Gianfranco. In 2005, the family’s 5th generation began working at the winery, Carlo’s daughter, Beatrice and Gianfranco’s daughter and son, Caterina and Gianluca, The 123 acre estate is planted on limestone, clay and sand based soils of medium consistency in the comunes of Montecarotto (at Cupo delle Larne), Ancona (at Paterno and Piancarda) and Castelfidardo (at Acquaviva). The wines are made from estate grown grapes and those purchased from respected local growers. The whites, produced at Serra de Conti, are matured in underground or temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and the reds and the sparkling wines, produced at Castelfidardo, are aged in Slavonian oak casks or French oak barrels. Garofoli was among the first in Marche to use stainless steel tanks for fermentation and barriques for aging.

Tasting notes
Rich red fruit, spice and vanilla aromas merge withjam and licorice flavors on the supple finish.

Technical notes
Montepulciano was destemmed, gently crushed and fermented for 10-15 days in stainless steel tanks. The wine was matured for 18 months in French oak barriques and 12 months in bottle.

Food pairing
Consume if it is well preserved, the wine can age for up to 10 years and even more in exceptional vintages. Food matches it combines perfectly with grilled meats, game and extensively aged cheeses Serving temperature 18 C (64F)

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Regional Varietals:
Country: Italy
Region: Marches
Sub-Region: Rosso Conero
Grape Varietal: Montepulciano
Type: Still wine
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