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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VINES: Ulmo, Pantry
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; PANTRY: moderately deep, scarce almost absent skeleton, moderately calcareous
ALTITUDE: ULMO: 195 meters above sea level; PANTRY: 75 meters above sea level
YIELD PER HECTARE: ULMO: 90 quintals; DISPENSE: 75 quintals
TRAINING SYSTEM: spurred cordon
PLANT DENSITY: ULMO: 3,800 plants per hectare; DISPENSE: 4,500 plants per hectare
HARVEST PERIOD: 10-15 September
VINIFICATION: after destemming and pressing, the grapes ferment in steel tanks and remain on the skins for 14 days at 25 ° C with repeated pumping over; at the end of the period, it is drawn off in a soft press. The wine thus obtained undergoes malolactic fermentation in steel, in January it is transferred to wood for 10 months.
AGING: 3rd and 4th passage barriques and tonneaux
BOTTLING PERIOD: September of the year following the harvest
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.5% vol
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.35 gr / l
AGING CAPACITY: to drink immediately or to age up to 10 years
ORGANOLEPTIC NOTES: Saturated purple violet that you can't wait to drink. Plumbago, dominated by the scent of ripe plums and wild blackberries, shows pleasantly complex aromatic traits of incense, jasmine and black truffle. 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.
PAIRING: Perfect in combinations with grilled meats with which it finds an affinity for smoky tones. Its natural sweetness goes well with any sauces.
Originally bottled by Azienda Agricole PLANETA s.s Menfi (AG) Italy