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Domodimonti-Picens

Picens is Domodimonti’s elemental wine. Its special varietal composition, a blend of Montepulciano, Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, is what makes this wine so engaging and alluring. Its aroma sends a sensation of red fruits, particularly blackberries, raspberries and black cherries. The wine’s attack is soft and round. Its evolution within the pallet progresses towards a moderately acidic impression, confirming its distinguished freshness and young age. The final savor emanating from the wine designates a long, intense and persistent essence without being overly angular.

Picens is an approachable wine that represents Francesco Bellini’s wife, Marisa. She is the caregiver of the family. She is simple and naïve at times, just like her wine. Picens is a delicate, lighter wine that is easily drinkable, and appropriate for any occasion.

The Bacchus represented on the label is a picture taken of a 200 year old fresco done by the artist Nardini, which is located on the front exterior wall of the Bellini’s apartment in the Old Town of Ascoli Piceno. It can be seen by the public at Piazza del Popolo (The People’s Square). Bacchus represents the god of wine and was viewed by the Romans as the supporter of civilization, a lawgiver, and lover of peace. He was also regarded as the patron deity of both agriculture and the theater. Marisa Bellini has chosen this picture for the label of Picens because of the powerful representation Bacchus has as the god of wine, and the connection that it holds with the Roman era of winemaking.

The name Picens originates from the Roman times. A part of the region of Le Marche which is now divided into five provinces: Ancona, Ascoli Piceno, Fermo and Macerata, Pesaro/Urbino used to be a part of the ancient territory Picenum. In Roman times, wine from Picenum was called “Picens”. In choosing the name Picens for her wine, Marisa Bellini wanted to bring a small part of history back; Picens, a name that was so frequently used but that was lost with time.