Made from native grape Nero d'Avola, this offers intense aromas of blackberry, pepper and menthol with whiffs of toasted oak. The palate delivers a tight core of sour cherry and blackberry layered with spicy pepper, cinnamon and espresso.
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Grapes: 100% Nero D'Avola
Production area: Grotte (Agrigento)
Altitude of the vineyards: 450/500 slm
Soil type: calcareous-clayey of medium texture
Training system: Guyot and spurred cordon
Density of the vines: 3.500 vines per hectare
Production per hectare: 40/50 quintals
Yield of grapes into wine: 65%
Planting year: 1970/1975
Harvest period: second half of September
Fermentation temperature: 26 °C
Vinification system: 20 days maceration on the skins in steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation: in steel tanks
Maturation period: 12 months in 225-liter barriques from Allier, Troncaise and Never
Refinement in the bottle: 12 months
Alcohol: 15.00% Vol
Total acidity: 5.50 gr x liter
Pairings: excellent with red meats with a strong taste and medium and long-aged cheeses.
Serving temperature: 18 °C.
Originally bottled by Morgante s.r.l. soc. agr. Grotte (AG) ITALY