Classification: Sicilia DOC
Grapes: Nero d'Avola 70%, Syrah 30%
Production area: Tenuta Presti e Pegni, Monreale (PA)
Altitude: 300 m. s.l.m.
Exposure: Nero d'Avola to the south, Syrah to the south-east.
Average of vines: Nero d'Avola 10 years, Syrah 6 years.
Training system: Espalier-trained vineyards
Density: 5000 plants per hectare
Yield: 55 q of grapes per hectare.
Harvest: into cases in the last 10 days of August for Syrah and the first 10 days of September for Nero d’Avola.
Vinification: destemming and cold maceration on the skins for 2 days at 7°C, fermentation at 26-28°C, pump-over and removal of the must; malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks followed by 80% aging in steel and 20% in 20 hectoliter barrels.
Tasting Notes: This fresh blend of Nero d’Avola and Syrah opens with a ripe raspberry note, and it shows a soft, plush texture and a chewy close. It has a ripe blackberry flavor, with a smooth, creamy texture.
Bottled at the origin by CUSUMANO SRL AZIENDA AGRICOLA Partinico (PA) ITALY