Frappato and Syrah grapes grown on limestone hills and white, comes this wine red ruby color with purple hues, intense aroma, fruity with hints of pink and purple, rich flavor, full and velvety.
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PRODUCTION AREA: Central-south Sicily, town of Butera between Riesi – Gela. Estate of “SuorMarchesa”
Grape: Nero d’Avola 60% - Merlot 40%
Classification: Geographical indication (IGT Sicilia)
1st year of production: 2007 harvest
Soil: Calcareous-siliceous mix
Altimetre: from 290 to 340 metres above sea level
Vines: Vine grown on spurred cordon with 5.200 units per hectare.
Climate: Mild, wet winters with cool springs. Summers and autumns are hot and very dry.
Harvesting: By hand at full ripeness for both grape varieties after mid-September.
Vinification: Traditional destalking and maceration for 6- 8 days at 28° - 30° C.
Maturation: Base blending carried out at maturation for at least 12 months in large glazed cement vats in order to infuse the characteristics.
Affinement: After bottling 2 – 3 months in cellar at controlled temperature (15°-16° C.) to develop the bouquet.
Color: deep bright roby red
Bouquet: intense and full with notes of ripe red fruits, elegant hints of spices and tobacco.
Flavor: warm and velvety with clear sensations of black cherries, elegant tannin touch. Good structure and persistent aroma.
Alcohol degrees: 13,0 % by vol.
Serving temp: 16° - 18° C.
Recommended glass: Wide, transparent with long stem.
Suggested accompaniments: Ideal wine with all courses, perfect for red meat dishes and with semi-mature cheeses.
Storage: In very cool places (13°-15°C) with low humidity.
Age: Over 5 years if stored in appropriate cellars