A red wine made from a Sicilian grape like the Nero d'Avola and vinified with a small quantity of Merlot grapes left to ripen under the hot Sicilian sun. It has a good maceration and average aging in wood to round its noble tannins, keeping the original fragrance and primary bouquet. A soft, rich and balanced wine which can be aged.
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Nero d’Avola-Merlot blend from north of Palermo, this is a ruby-colored wine that delivers rich notes of prune, tobacco, leather and wild sage.
Classification: Red Wine - Sicily T.G.I.
Grapes: Nero d'Avola, Merlot
Harvest period: September/October
Fermentation: Traditional for red wines
Contact with peels: 10-13 days
Max temperature: 28-30°C
Refining: 9/10 months in used French durmast Allierbarrels, 6/7 months in bottles
Best with: Savoury red meat,white meat and fish dishes,medium-hard cheeses
Oenologist: Riccardo Cotarella