Bell’Assai 2020 radiates intense fruity notes of strawberry and cherry, together with floral hints of rose and freesia.
On the palate it is fresh and fragrant with a soft tannin and a pleasant return of fruity notes.
- PRODUCTION ZONE: south-east Sicily, in the territory of Acate.
- TERRAINS & CLIMATE: altitude 120-150 meters a.s.l.; gently sloping terrains; soils tending towards sandy interspersed with a substratum of calcareous tuff and medium-textured soils. The climate is typically Mediterranean, warm temperate, mitigated by a sea breeze during the summer, as well as by a wide variation between day and night temperatures.
- VINEYARD: VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning) training with spurred cordon pruning, leaving 6 to 10 buds per plant. Planting density 4,000-4,500 plants per hectare (1,619 - 1,822 an acre); yields of 7.0 – 8.0 tons/hectare (2.8 - 3.2 t/acre)
- VINTAGE: In Acate, the few rainfalls recorded in the year (281 mm compared to the average of 410 mm) were compensated by irrigations which favored the regular vegetative-productive cycle; the Frappato grapes have thus reached an ideal sugar ripeness, aromatic and phenolic, the premise of wines with a particular fragrance and pleasantness. *The precipitation data are collected by SIAS, Sicilian Agrometeorological Service in Acate; the rainfall recorded from October 1st to September 30th of the following year is considered; the average is calculated starting from the 2007 harvest.
Harvest time was chosen with extreme care, the vineyards were harvested between September 7th and October 2nd.
Fermentation in stainless steel with maceration on the skins for about 8-9 days at
a temperature of 24-25°C (75,2- 77°F).
After malolactic fermentation, aging in tank for 4 months and then in bottle for at least 6 months.
With a ruby red color with violet reflections.
Ferfect to sip from a glass, it accompanies grilled vegetables, salumi and tasty fish dishes such as soups. Also excellent with tuna sushi. Serve in medium-size glasses, it can be uncorked at time of serving, excellent at 15-16°C (59-61°F).