A pure, powerful merlot, Grammonte is full bodied with a persistent aftertaste. Dark, dense, ruby-red, with a refined flavour. With scents of ripe red fruit, morello cherries, black cherries and prunes, as well as floral notes, blended with some mineral nuances, graphite, tobacco and vanilla.
Vines: 100% Merlot
From the growth: cordon spur
Vinification: aim at evaluating the different characteristics of the grapes on the basis of provenance. Colour and bouquet of lavic vineyards, the strength of the warm lavic-alluvial vineyards
Maceration: each single vinification lasts between 15 and 20 days.
Ageing: malolactic fermentation in new barrels of French Tronçais oak at a medium-high toasting. The period of permanence in wood is 12 months.
Colour: concentrated and dense ruby color
Nose: elegant, yielded, floral, spiced
Palate: full-bodied, tannic, persistent
Analytic data: alcool 14.5°, pH 3.45, total acidity 6.0 g/l
Characteristics: a very concentrated and dense ruby colour. An extraordinary rich warm, with feelings yielded of cherry, plum, graphite, tobacco and vanilla.
Food Pairing Suggestions: lasagne, roast, lamb, cheeses.
Bottled at the origin by AZIENDA AGRICOLA COTTANERA DEI FRATELLI CAMBRIA CASTIGLIONE DI SICILIA (CT) ITALY
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- Sicilia IGT
Two brothers Guglielmo and Enzo Cambria have created the Cottanera farming enterprise obtaining the millenial inheritance and giving life once again to a vine growing and wine producing area which has no equal in the world.
In the South and in particular for Sicily, the Etna area is equipped with unique possibilities to produce wines of great finesse, balance and body with elegant aromas and above all with rather high acidity values that give the wines produced freshness of aromas and flavors and good storage and aging capacity over time especially of red wines which here traditionally are based on Nerello Mascalese, with a small presence of Nero d'Avola, the most widespread and most important grape in the region, in addition to Nerello Cappuccio.
It was a difficult task, on the limits of the impossible, realized thanks to a plan based on quality, that quality which is not only a beautiful word but is made up of intelligence, energy, will, transport, faith and above all passion.
A passion which, like the lava in the bowels of the mountain, runs in the veins of men capable of great enterprises.