La Segreta takes its name from the wood that surrounds our vineyard at Ulmo. This young fresh wine produced mainly from Nero d’Avola grapes, flagship of Sicilian wine, earns personality and style with the addition of international variety grapes.
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Type Of Wine: Red - Indicazione Geografica Tipica Sicilia (IGT)
First Year Of Production: 1995
Number Of Bottles Produced: 550.000
Production Area: Menfi - Sambuca di Sicilia (AG)
Grape Varieties: Nero D'Avola, Merlot, Syrah
Altitude: 150 - 250 mtr.
Soil Type: Ulmo, Dispensa, Gurra
Yield per Hectare: 9 tonnes; 2,2 KG per vine
Training System: Vertical trellis and spur pruned cordon
Planting Density: 4.500 vines/hectare
Harvest Period: Merlot and Syrah end of August, Nero d’Avola end of September
Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and crushed. Maceration on the skins lasts 10 - 14 days. After draining the wine is kept in stainless steel vessels, and for three monthss, in two years old barrels
Fermentation Equipment: stainless steel fermenters
Fermentation Temperature: 25°C
Maturation Period: After draining the wine is kept in stailess steel vessels, and for three months, in two years old barrels
Bottling Period: First half of February
Duration Of Maceration: 14 days on the skins
Alcohol content: 13.70 % vol.
Total Acidity: 5.80
Ageing Potential: To be drunk immediately or to keep up to 2-3 years
Pick drinking time: 1 - 3 years .
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