With intense notes of wild almonds, dates, sultanas and vanilla.
It is soft and elegant on the palate with a pleasant dried fruit and orange finish.
The vineyards are located in the coastal region of Marsala.
- Contrada Spagnola, Biesina and Baiata, Western Sicily
The sun, the heat and the constant winds that mitigate the temperatures by drying the night humidity brought by the sea, together with the generosity of the red soil, make this terroir the ideal place to grow these typical island varieties characterized by strong notes, richness in aroma and sugar.
Destemming, maceration and fermentation at controlled temperature of 20-25C° in stainless steel vats for approx. 7 days with frequent delestages. When all the sugars are developed, skin maceration continues for another 7 days for optimal tannin extraction, very important for the ageing process. Fortification is done adding alcohol up to 18% followed by mistella and cooked must.
Ageing in Slavonian casks, French and American barriques and tonneaux.
Surprising with savoury aperitifs like aged pecorino and fig jam, or Sicilian swordfish rolls or with the more classic marzipan cakes or dark chocolate desserts.