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Fonte del Re is a toponym that indicates the place where an ancient spring flowed near Morro d'Alba, the town in the Marche hills that since 1985 also gives its name to the Doc. Il Lacrima, so called for the characteristic tear drop from the bunch when the grapes have reached their full ripeness, it is a vine known from ancient times. Saved from extinction, today it is grown in a very small production area around Morro d'Alba (AN), about 15 km from the Adriatic Sea.
The vineyards, located 150-200 meters above sea level, are planted on very deep clayey soils, with south-east / south-west exposure. The yields are between 90 and 100 quintals per hectare.
It is done by hand in the period that normally runs from the middle to the end of September.
The grapes, destemmed and lightly pressed, undergo a maceration of maximum 10 days, in steel fermenters, at a temperature maintained around 24 ° C, with the aim of preserving the fruity notes of the must to the maximum. As soon as the alcoholic fermentation is over, the wine also carries out the malolactic one, and then moves on to the refinement phase in steel for about 4 months. A short stay in the bottle completes the refinement of the wine.
It has an intense ruby red color with evident violet hues. On the nose there is a delicate and characteristic intense vinous aroma, of roses, violets and undergrowth, aromatic. Dry and warm taste, with evident but not sharp and pungent tannins. Soft and quite round, it is also endowed with good body and persistence.
Traditionally it goes well with typical local cold cuts such as Fabriano larded meat or ciauscolo, first courses based on red sauce and meat sauce, and second courses based on white meats. It can also be paired with starters of marinated or marinated blue fish with the same wine and with some types of seafood broth. Also excellent with semi-hard cheeses.
Serving temperature 15 ° C