AGRICULTURE: Certified Organic Regime
GRAPES: Nero d'Avola
VINEYARDS: Giuseppina, Milici and Munti
FIRST VINTAGE: 1991
AVERAGE AGE OF VINEYARDS: from 20 to 30 years
SOIL TYPE: plateau of marly origin, with a high clay component, strongly calcareous, rich in skeleton - organic and rather deep clayey soil
TRAINING SYSTEM: guyot and spurred cordon
STUMPS PER HECTARE: over 5600
YIELD PER HECTARE: 80Q
HARVEST PERIOD: mid-October
HARVEST METHOD: selection of the bunches on the plant and manual harvesting in boxes of 14 kg
VINIFICATION: the grapes are delicately shelled and after a further manual selection are transferred to horizontal and vertical vinificators where, after a 15-day maceration, the alcoholic fermentation is completed. Malolactic fermentation is carried out partly in oak barriques and partly in steel
MATURATION: about 18 months, partly in barrique, partly in steel and final refinement in the bottle
ALCOHOL: 14% vol
COLOR: intense red with purple reflections.
NOSE: evident floral and fruity scents referable to morello cherry. Closes with spices and aromatic vegetables such as nettle and fig leaf.
MOUTH: it is soft, elegant and velvety with an exceptional persistence.
PAIRING: perfect with vegetable preparations, roast meat, game, medium and long-aged cheeses
SERVING TEMPERATURE: about 17 - 18 °C
POTENTIAL AGING: over 10 years
Originally bottled by Azienda Agricola G. Milazzo s.p.a. Campobello di Licata (AG) Italy