Plumbago is a single-variety Nero d’Avola, called after the beautifully coloured purple wild flower that grows in the woods surrounding the baglio and vineyards of Ulmo.
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Grape varietes: 100% Nero d'Avola
First year of production: 2008
Number of bottles produced: 40,000
Production area: Sambuca di Sicilia (AG)
Name of plantig of wineyard: Ulmo
Altitude: 200 m.a.s.l
Yield per hectare: 9 tonnes
Training system: Vertical trellis; spur pruned cordon
Planting density: 3800 vines/hectares
Harvest period: 18 September
Vinification: After destemming and soft crushing the grapes are fermented in stainless steel for 14 days at 25 degrees with shuffling repeated until the end of the period. At the end of racking soft press. The wine makes the malolactic fermentation in steel. In January the wine is moved into 3rd and 4th passage barrels for 8 months until September in order to soft the tannins. Aging 6 months in bottle
Fermentation equipment: Stainless steel fermenters
Fermentation temperature: 25°
Bottling period: September 2009
Duration of fermentation: 14 Days
Alchol contenent: 13.50
Total acidity: 5.65
Ageing potential: To drink now or age up to 10 years
Soil type: From shallow to very deep soil, medium texture: good presence of stones, slightly calcareous with sections of deep vegetable matter.