Here, at the beginning of the twentieth-century, was born the first wine of Tasca d’Almerita family, famous all over the world. Today, the blend of Nero d’Avola and Merlot, refined in Troncais and Allier oak barrels, expresses the marriage between tradition and innovation.
Age of vineyard: 20 years.
Training system: Espalier.
Vines per Ha: 4,000.
Soil: Medium mixture with a tendency to wards clayey texture.
Harvest period: September and October.
Yield per Ha: 5 t.
Maceration skins-contact: 12 days.
Fermentation: Traditional in red.
Fermentation temperature: 26/28 C°.
Malolactic fermentation: Totally developped.
Refinement: 14 months in 225 litres Allier & Tronçais oak barrels, 30% new, 70% second passage; 4 months in bottle.
Alcohol content: 14% Vol.
Appellation: Red - Sicilia I.G.T.
Colour: Ruby red of good intensity.
Bouquet: Mulberry, blackberry, raspberry, cherry, marasca, vanilla and tobacco.
Taste: Fruity, fragrant with balanced acidity.
After taste: Soft and sweet tannin.