The Testarossa line is the flagship of the company. It symbolizes Pasetti’s will to be both traditional and close to the family history. This important label was realized to celebrate the superb beauty of Pasetti red hair women.
Deep red ruby wine. Hints of ripe red fruit, dried violet and underbrush like prunes,sour cherries and marked tertiary aromas of eucalyptus, licorice, chocolate and tobacco. This is a robust and warm wine, with elegant tannins, with excellent structure and persistence.
The 5-generations long history of the Pasetti Winery starts in the Bourbon era and reaches the present day. The turning point for the winery came in the 60’, with the start of the vinification on its own: the result is extremely positive and the company manages to make a name for itself, registering a significant growth of customers and turnover.
In the 80’s, then, Mimmo Pasetti (who already began studying enology) gave the company the boost to dare bottling its Montepucliano: he did that to celebrate the birth of his firstborn Francesca, who was redhaired just like Mimmo’s grandmother Donna Rachele.
Thus was born the Testarossa (which literally meas “Red Head”), flagship of the Winery and the Pasetti Family, that since 5 generations carries on the viticoture work with the same passion and determination. Mimmo Pasetti, nowadays, manages the company and is a visionary entrepreneur: his project began at the dawn of the new millennium, when he started acquiring more and more fields in Pescosansonesco (Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park).
The terroir of Pescosansonesco, clay-calcareous and rich in skeleton, is perfect for the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo cultivation; moreover, the important temperature range between day and night of this 550 m.a.s.l. place ensures that the win will have a sensory profile of high quality and elegance. Thus began the transformation process from the coastal part of Abruzzo to the mountain area, which will continue with the acquisistion of Capestrano, Castiglione a Casauria and Ofena: in such way, Pasetti Winery is the only company in Italy allowed to exhibit the National Park logo in the back of its bottles.
Today Mimmo manages the company along with his 3 sons, everyone with a defined and different role: Francesca Rachele is in charge of the administration, Massimo of the export and international visibility and Davide, who’s an oenologist, is in charge of the wine production.
It should be served at a temperature of 18 °C.
The bottle should be opened 3/4 hour before drinking it.
Pairing Suggestions: Lasagna, first courses with tomato sauce, “arrosticini” (typical sheep meat from Abruzzo), braised meats, wild game, herbal and seasoned cheeses.
Maturation: Maceration and fermentation in stainless steel vats for 8-10 days with selected yeasts at controlled temperature (22°-24°). Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. In concrete tanks, 24 months in french oak barriques of 2°-3° passage and aging in bottle. It should be stored at 14°-16