Denomination: Sicilia DOC
Grapes variety: Cabernet Sauvignon and Nero d'Avola
Harvest period: Nero d'Avola around the second week of September; Cabernet Sauvignon around the first week of October
Vinification: first takes place separately. Alcoholic fermentation of Nero d'Avola takes place with selected yeasts at 24-25°C for 14-16 days; followed by malolactic fermentation with selected bacteria, maturation for 8 months in French barriques with maturation of 2 years and a light toasting. For Cabernet Sauvignon, fermentation and alcoholic maceration with selected yeasts takes place at 26-28°C for 16-18 days; followed by malolactic fermentation with selected bacteria, maturation for 12 months in French barriques with maturation of 3 years and medium toasting. At the end of the aging in wood, the Nero d'Avola and Cabernet wines are combined and a further 4-month aging in barriques follows to facilitate the fusion of the aromas of the two different varieties. This is followed by bottling and subsequent maturation in the bottle for 8 months.
Organoleptic characteristics: This wine embodies all the richness of the land of Sicily with its centuries-old vocation to the cultivation of the vine. Nero D'Avola brings a marked fruity component which is identified in intense and ripe aromas of blackberries, wild strawberries and raspberries. Cabernet Sauvignon reaches excellent levels of ripeness in Sicily and brings both currant and red fruit aromas to the blend, as well as the structure and body that give longevity and thickness to the final product. Finally, the most evolved aromatic notes derive from the long but careful management of the aging in barriques and are expressed with aromas of licorice, tobacco and plums that fused in a light touch of vanilla, make this wine of great qualitative depth.
Alcoholic degree: 13.5%
Pairings: thanks to its great structure, it accompanies rich and complex first courses based on meat sauce, red meats, and wild meat, as well as second courses based on grilled meat, salami and aged cheeses. It is also appreciated with grilled fish and cut of tuna and swordfish.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C
Bottled by Nosio Spa - Mezzocorona - Italy