Vines: Ulmo, Pantry
Grape Variety: Nero d'Avola
Type of soil: ULMO: medium-textured, medium-deep to deep soil with an abundant skeleton consisting of pebbles, slightly calcareous, and with fractions of dark and vegetal soils; DISPENSA: moderately deep, scarce almost absent skeleton, moderately calcareous
Altitude: ULMO: 195 meters above sea level; DISPENSA: 75 meters above sea level
Yield per hectare: ULMO: 80 quintals; DISPENSA: 70 quintals
Training system: espalier with spurred cordon pruning
Vine density: ULMO: 4,545 plants per hectare; DISPENSA: 5,050 plants per hectare
Harvest period: 10-15 September
Harvest: grapes harvested by hand, placed in backpacks and immediately transported to the cellar
Vinification: after destemming, crushing and crushing, the grapes ferment in steel tanks. The grapes were moved 2/3 times a day with very short pumping overs - between 12 and 18 minutes - depending on the fermentation phase, in order to respect the possible the peel and therefore enhance the complexity of the wine. The fermentation lasted 8 days, with the temperature maintained at around 14-15°C in the first stages, the second stage at 18-21°C and finally, as it reached its conclusion, at 24-25°C. After fermentation, the tanks were filled with wine from the same vineyard of origin, to continue with a targeted maceration of 10/12 days with submerged cap (skins in contact with the wine) and at the end of the racking. During the twelve days of maceration the temperature is regulated around 21-23°C to favor the so-called “FML”, which is made entirely of steel; at the end, the wine is drawn off, racked and transferred to French oak barriques for 10 months of aging
Refinement: 3rd and 4th passage barriques and tonneaux in French Allier oak
Bottling period: October 2022
Alcohol content: 13.5% vol
Total acidity: 5.80 gr/l
Color: Saturated purple violet that you can't wait to drink.
Nose: Plumbago, dominated by the scent of ripe plums and wild blackberries, shows pleasantly complex aromatic traits of incense, jasmine and black truffle.
Palate: The texture of the tannin is varied and combines soft, sweet and seductive aspects, like a Sacher cake, with the harder, direct and austere ones of a Modica chocolate bar.
Pairings: Perfect in combinations with grilled meats with which it finds an affinity for smoky tones. Its natural sweetness goes well with any sauces.
Aging capacity: to drink immediately or to age up to 10 years
Originally bottled by Azienda Agricole PLANETA s.s - Menfi (AG) - Italy