Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grapes are grown on volcanic soils, very rich in minerals, at an altitude of 700-750 m above sea level, with good range of temperature between day and night. Grapes are hand harvested at the end of October. Maceration takes place for approximately 10-15 days at a controlled temperature of 24-26°C. Vinification takes place mainly in stainless steel vats, 50% of the wine stays 5-6 months in barrique and 3-4 in large oak casks; the ageing is completed by a stay of 6 months in the bottle.
Warm, complex, savoury nose with aromas of wild raspberry, leather, toasted nuts and dried petals. Delicate yet richly flavoured on the palate, rounded and silky with pure red berry fruit. Notes of brown spice, and liquorice and refined tannins lead to a long balsamic finish balanced by fresh acidity. A fine example of Sicily's most renowned red combining richness and elegance.
Rich pasta dishes, roasted game, grilled meats and semi-aged cheeses
Sommelier Wine Awards 2020