Classification: DOC Sicily
Grapes: Nero d’Avola 100%
Production area: Mazara del Vallo (TP), northwestern Sicily (Italy)
Soil type: medium texture soil rich of stones and pebbles with a good mineral endowment
Altitude: 100/150 meters a.s.l.
Viticulture: spurred cordon system with a medium-high plant density (5000 plants/ha).
Climate: insular-mediterranean with mild winters and breezy summers.
Harvest period: From the mid to the end of August. depending each year on the ripening of grapes.
Vinification: soft pressing and destemming from 10 up to 15 days, depending on the vintage. The extraction takes place through traditional pumpings. Fermentation temperature 26°C
Ageing: after malolactic fermentation 3/4 months in stainless steel tanks, then in bottle for other 3/4 months
- Visual: intense ruby red with purple hues
- Olfactory: intense aromas of ripe red fruit
- Taste: good balance with soft tannins
Pairing: excellent with medium-aged cheesee and roasted meat with potatoes
Serving Temperature: 17°/18° C