Located a few kilometres from Alcamo in a soft hilly landscape, the family owned estate consists of 30 hectares, 25,5 of which are cultivated as vineyards.
This international blend is named after the river which runs through the estate. The white clay found in the vineyards is the key to great maturation of the grapes and the elegant character of the final blends.
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LOCATION: Located a few kilometres from Alcamo in a soft hilly landscape, the family owned estate consists of 30 hectares, 25,5 of which are cultivated as vineyards.
FIRST VINTAGE: 2000
GRAPE VARIETIES: Nero d'Avola (70%), Cabernet Franc. (15%), Merlot (15%).
SOIL: Calcareous and clayey.
CLIMATE: Dry, windy springs and summers, with medium rainfall in winter.
CULTIVATION: Training system: trellis
Pruning method: Guyot
Density of plantation:
4.600 vines per hectare.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 45-50 hl.
HARVEST: Strictly manual; it takes place in September
VINIFICATION: Maceration takes place in small stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 28-30°C for 12/14 days. Malolactic fermentation is completed.
BACK AGEING: 6 months in small French oak barrels, 2 months in cement vats and 4 months in bottle. Ageing wineries are at controlled and steady temperature.
FOOD MATCHES: The wine matches perfectly with grilled meats, stew, game and seasoned cheeses.
Color: Ruby red with violet notes
Bouquet: Intense with notes of blackberry, cherry and currants with spice hints of aromatic herbs
Flavor: Refined and compact with elegant tannins