Denomination: DOC Faro
Grapes variety: Nerello Mascalese 50%, Nerello Cappuccio 30%, Nocera 10%, other vines (Acitana, Tignolino, Galatena, Calabrese) 10%
Production area: hills on the Strait of Messina, Sicily
Vinification: traditional red, fermentation in small stainless steel vats with thermal conditioning of the fermentation and maceration process.
Aging: in small new troncais and allier barrels for about 12 months and then in the bottle for about another 18 months.
Alcohol Content: 14.5% vol.
Color: ruby red with garnet reflections tending to brick over time
Nose: ample and intense aroma with notes of jasmine, cardamom and ripe red fruits on a combined spicy background of vanilla, noble wood
Palate: dry, velvety and enveloping; you can feel the sweetness of the dense and elegant tannins. Full-bodied and persistent wine
Pairings: excellent with roasted meat or casserole dishes with Mediterranean flavors, game and game, aged cheeses such as Ragusano and Sicilian Pecorino.
Temperature and method of serving: 18°C in large glasses, uncorking 30 minutes before
Storage: from 5 to 10 years, in particular harvests even beyond.
Originally bottled by Salvatore Geraci's Azienda Agricola Palari in S. Stefano Briga di Messina - Italy