A unique partnering of Sicily's classic grape, the Nero d'avola, with Cabernet Sauvignon at low yield cultivation, produces A'Nserra, a wine of remarkable structure. This wine is classically Mediterranean and thoroughly modern in style.
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Description: A unique partnering of Sicily's classic grape, the nero d'avola, with cabernet sauvignon at low yield cultivation, produces A'Nserra, a wine of remarkable structure.
This wine is classically Mediterranean and thoroughly modern in style.
Ageing potential: 5 years
Storage: On its side at 12-14°C
Serving temperature: 16-18% C.
Serving suggestions: With red meat, hearty main courses, and aged cheeses.
Production area: The winery-owned Tenuta di Castelvetrano. Located in the Contrada Dimina, it covers some 33 hectares.
Training method: Espalier
Pruning method: Spur-pruned cordon-trained
Vineyard density: av. 4,600 vines/ha
Soils: Loose, chalky soils
Vineyard aspect: South-West
Weather: Mediterranean, dry
Harvest: At the end of September 2005
Must analysis: 21,5°Babo
Yield per hectare: 92 q
Yield per vine: 2 kg
Vinification: Traditional red-wine fermentation, temperature-controlled at 24°C., with cultured yeasts.
Skin contact period: 8 days
Malolactic fermentation: Totally developed
Ageing: In stainless steel tanks and bottles for several months.
Alcoholic content: 14% Vol.
Total acidity: 6.3 g/l
Residual sugar: 2 g/l
Oenologist: Filippo Di Giovanna
Visual: Ruby red
Nose: Cherry, plum
Palate: Full, harmonious, judicioulsy tannic
Finish: Intense, balanced