The flavours are those of bilberry and preserved sour cherries mixed with leather which gradually develop to intense aromas of cherry, cocoa, iodine and rosemary.
DISPENSA Moderately deep, very few stones, moderately limey. MAROCCOLI Many stones, averagely chalky with abundant limey sections.
ALTITUDE: DISPENSA 75 m a.s.l.
MAROCCOLI 430 m a.s.l.
YIELD PER HECTARE: DISPENSA 75 quintals. MAROCCOLI 60 quintals.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Spurred cordon.
PLANTING DENSITY: 4.500 vines per hectare.
HARVESTING PERIOD: DISPENSA 5 September. MAROCCOLI 15 September.
BOTTLING PERIOD: second half of February.
destalking followed by 21 days of lying on the skins; after racking, maturation in new Allier oak barriques for 14 months; malolactic fermentation in wood and stainless steel.
MATURATION: in Allier oak barriques, 100% new.
AGING CAPACITY: to drink at once or age for 10-12 years.
TASTING NOTES: A Bordeaux made in Sicily from a selection of the best grapes of the company’s vineyards. A powerful red, structured on a dense and important tannin texture balanced by a decisive alcoholic content. Tasting strength based on a ripe, very dense, rich fruit.
A wine with attitude, decisive and energetic enough to be enjoyed on its own or matched with something just as strong and full of character such as casseroles or game. For a vegetarian alternative, try grilled radicchio with mature cheese or almost caramelised roast onions.