Paolo Petrilli "Motta del Lupo" 2019

60% Nero di Troia, 25% Montepulciano, 15% Sangiovese and a sprinkling of Bombino. Paolo Petrilli named his new wine "Wolf's Hill" after a site next to his estate in northern Puglia. Paolo wanted to create a young sibling to his Agramante, a wine which celebrates the DOC but is more affordable and approachable. The grapes are picked mid-September for the Sangiovese and the Bombino, beginning of October for the Montepulciano, end of October for the Nero di Troia. They are crushed and destemmed, but leaving half the grapes whole. Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks, with pumping over and delestage. Bottled after 6 months. Elegant and fruit-filled, great to enjoy slightly chilled. 12% alcohol.