A structured red wine with a remarkable personality. Complex and elegant offers on the nose a rich bouquet with balsamic scents, floral notes and spicy nuances.
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Name: Mille e una Notte
Type Red: - Doc Contessa Entellina
Alcohol level: 13,5-14,5% vol.
Grapes: Nero d'Avola 90%, other native varieties 10%.
Trained in the counter-espalier system and pruned in spurred cordon. Average planting density, 5,000 rootstocks per hectare (2,204 an acre), production of about 4.0 tons per hectare (1.78 tons an acre). Terrain of medium consistency.
Vinification: Harvested in September, the grapes are vinified in stainless steel at a temperature of 26-30° C. (79-86° F.) and with skin contact of about 12 days. Once malolactic fermentation has been completed, the wine is placed in new French-oak barriques for about 24 months and then fined in the bottle for at least 12 months.
Description: A noble version of Nero d'Avola with an impenetrable ruby-red color. The enthralling bouquet calls attention to mature and sweet but not cooked scents and balsamic and floral notes of violets with a light trace of tobacco at the close. A wine that shows a big structure and a remarkable personality. The alcohol fuses with the soft tannins in a persuasive equilibrium. The harmony of aroma and flavor is prolonged and eminently satisfying.
Food matches: With extremely complex dishes of red meats with sauces enriched by herbs. Try the wine with cheeses, roast mutton and veal and lamb chops.
Two dishes: Costolettine di montone impanate al timo (breaded mutton cutlets with thyme). Spalla di vitello al forno con patate e cipollotti (oven-roasted veal shoulder with potatoes and onions).
Serve In large goblets, the wine can be uncorked a few minutes before serving; otherwise open the bottle two hours earlier. Excellent at 16-18° C. (61-64° F.).