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Cecubo

Indicazione Geografica Protetta Roccamonfina /// Rosso
Cecubo

A historic wine already prized by the ancient Romans, made from indigenous grape varieties grown on the San Castrese estate on the hillside vineyards on the flanks of the extinct Roccamonfina volcano.
Appearing a dark, dense red, its unmistakeable bouquet releases dried plum, wild berryfruit, vanilla, and cocoa powder, lifted by emphatic notes of black liquorice, tobacco, and dried figs. On the palate it is full-bodied, well-structured, and elegant.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
16-18°C
CELLARING CAPACITY
10 years
BOTTLE SIZES
750ml, 1.5l
FIRST VINTAGE
1985
SOIL PROFILE
Volcanic soils, rich in phosphorus, potassium, and microelements.
YEAR VINEYARDS PLANTED
Various years, between 1976 and 2000
VINEYARD ELEVATION
150 metres
HARVEST PERIOD
Primitivo: Late August, early September
Piedirosso and other varieties: Second decade of October
VINEYARD DENSITY
4,500 vines per hectare
TRAINING SYSTEM
Guyot, with about 6 buds per vine
YIELD IN WINE (litres/hectare)
5,000
VINIFICATION
After the grapes are picked by hand, and the clusters gently pressed, the must ferments on the skins at about 15-26°C, then malolactic fermentation takes place in oak barriques.
MATURATION
In Allier oak barriques, one-third new, for 12 months
GRAPE VARIETIES
Primitivo, piedirosso, and ancient indigenous varieties
GROWING AREA
San Castrese, Sessa Aurunca