Nocera is a noble variety grown in a few hectares in Capo Milazzo, in the Messina area, in an absolutely spectacular vineyard surrounded by the sea, by ancient olive trees and under the gaze of the islands. The Barone Lucifero Foundation which owns the fund uses part of the proceeds for socio-cultural and recreational activities for the children of the Milazzo area.
Vineyard: La Baronia.
Type of soil: soils of alluvial origin, are loose, dark, deep and with little skeleton, generally rich in silty fraction.
Altitude: 30 m asl
Yield per hectare: 65 quintals
Training system: spurred cordon and supported sapling.
Plant density: 5,000 plants per hectare.
Harvest period: 18th September.
Vinification: the grapes are harvested by hand in 14 kg crates and, as soon as they arrive in the cellar, they are passed to the sorting table for a selection, then crushed and destemmed. They ferment in steel tanks and remain on the skins for 7 days at 25°C with repeated pumping over until the end of the period. After being drawn off in a soft press, the wine thus obtained carries out the malolactic fermentation in steel.
Bottling period: July
Alcohol content: 12% vol.
Total acidity: 5.15 gr / l.
Aging capacity: to drink immediately or to age up to 5/7 years.
Color: deep and intense ruby reflections.
Nose: original and different from the common: white pepper, geranium and summer fruit, plums and ripe Noto figs.
Palate: persuasive and soft, the stylistic signature of this Sicilian variety so ancient and waiting to be discovered. The vines are still young and so is the wine frame, which however remains absolutely original.
Pairing: perfect in combinations with grilled meats.
Originally bottled by Azienda Agricole PLANETA s.s Menfi (AG) Italy