Unique notes of vanilla and wild berries are surrounded by zesty hints of spices, which also recall tobacco and cocoa.
As in the nose, the essences follow through on the palate. The tannin is embracing, silky and soft, the flavour enhances all the aromas. Long finish, confirming the big structure of the wine until the very final.
This wine is the result of an accurate, selective harvest in the vineyard, in a mid-high range level hill of the area of Salemi.
VINEYARD LOCATION: District of Giudeo Minore.
ALTITUDE: 180 m.a.s.l.
SOIL: Medium-texture, tending to clay.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot.
YIELD Q/HA: 70-80.
HARVEST PERIOD: Second decade of September.
HARVEST METHOD: Manual.
Vinification occurs with selected yeasts, maceretion has a maturity of 12 days. Temperatures vary from 26 to 28° C, allowing the extraction of the colouring substances found in grape skins. The separation of the pips occurs on the fifth day, in order to keep the tannin soft and intact.
Once the malolactic fermentation is over, which takes place spontaneously, the wine is aged in 500 liters tonneaux barrels and in 225 liters oak barriques for about one year, with a rest on lees regularly suspended through the batonagge technique.
Bright ruby red, intense
Ideally served with savory dishes and game. It also pairs well with aged cheese and cold cuts.