Obtained from organic grapes, Maria Costanza Rosso is a Nero d'Avola that shows its qualities of great character and harmony alongside the tastiest dishes. Maria Costanza Rosso is the most intense expression of the Milazzo winery in interpreting the Sicilian grape par excellence, NERO D’AVOLA.
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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