The wine has great structure, deep red in color with a notable persistence on the palate. Following the vinification, the wine remained for fourteen months in small French barrique and once bottled underwent an additional 10 months of cellaring.
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Identification: Indicazione Geografica Tipica Sicilia
Production Area: C.da Bidini- Acate (RG) -Eastern Sicily
Exposure: Southeast, 220 s.m.
Type of soil: Medium texture soils, tending to compact, interspersed with limy tufa
Grape: Nero d'Avola
Cultivation system: Low trained on wires system, spur pruned cordon
Planting density: Approx 5.000 plants for hectare
Yield for hectare: 4500 kilos
Harvest period: September-October
Ageing: 12 months in French oak (Allier &Tronçais) 100% new
Refining: 12 months in bottle
Alcoholic content: 15,50%
Colour: Intense and deep red ruby
Bouquet: Scent of mature blackberry and raspberry, notes of spices, cacao
Taste: warm, velvet and full-bodied palate, long aromatic persistence
Combination: Elaborated meat dishes, roast and stewed meats; recommended with "Ragusano D.O.P". Matured from 3 months to 13 months
First year of the production: 2000
Number of bottles in the vintage 2000: 2.000