This wine is an intense ruby-red in color with aromas of ripe black cherries and blackberries and hints of vanilla, peppery spice, and smoke.
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Grapes: 100% Nero D'Avola.On the palate, abundant flavors of ripe fruit and exotic spices are balanced by a pleasing acidity and silky tannins.
Production Area: Grotte (Agrigento)
Vineyard Altitude: 450/500 metres
Soil Composition: Calcareous, clayey
Training System: Guyot and Spur pruned cordon
Planting Density: 3.500 vines per hectare
Production per Ha: 6.0/7.0 Tonnes
Yield in Wine: 65%
Year Vineyard Planted: 1986
Harvest Period: First half of September
Fermentation Temperature: 29C°
Vinification System: Skin contact for 18 days in stainless steel tanks
Malolattic Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks
Maturation Period: 4 months in 225 litre Allier and Troncais Oak barrels
Alcohol Content: 13.50% Vol
Total Acidity: 5.00 grammes/litre
Dry Extract: 33.00