Man and nature work together to add this work of wine-making art to the annals of history and Quater is the perfect name for it as this wine is shaped by the majestic elegance of four autochthonous Sicilian grape varieties. Nero d’Avola, Perricone, Frappato and Nerello Cappuccio are grown on the Pianoro Cuddìa estate and combine to produce an irresistible wine with a taste of identity.
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CLASSIFICATION IGT Sicilia
GRAPE VARIETY Nero d’Avola, Perricone, Frappato and Nerello Cappuccio coming from the Etna volcano
VINEYARD LOCATION Trapani countryside – Pianoro Cuddìa and Cavanera Etnea Estate
SOIL COMPOSITION Calcareous - clayey / Loamy – sandy of volcanic origin, highly draining
EXPOSURE The vineyards have south/south-westerly exposure (from 130 up to 250 meters above sea level)
TRAINING SYSTEM Cordon trained, spur pruned/Guyot
VINES PER HECTARE (EA) 5.500/6.000
YIELD (KG. PER HECTARE) 6.500/6.800 kg
HARVEST PERIOD Hand-picking - 1s and 3nd week of September
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE 24°-26°C
PERIOD OF FERMENTATION 10 days
VINIFICATION Vinification is carried out in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature, according to tradi tional red wine vinification method Maturation 10 months in French and American durmast barriques
MATURATION BOTTLE 5 months
ALCOHOL 14.25 % vol.
PH 3.66 (average)
TOTAL ACIDITY 5.40 g/l (average)
1ST YEAR PRODUCTION: Vintage year 2005
VINTAGE PRODUCTION 75.000 bottles
SERVING TEMPERATURE 16°-18°C
RECCOMENDED GLASS Balloon glass with widely rounded bowl and slightly narrow rim
Color: intense and dark ruby red with lively shades of purple.
Nose: it affords marvelous and intense hints of cherries soaked in alcohol, blackcurrants and bilberries that alternate with hints of chocolate, pepper, blond tobacco, and cloves set against a balmy and minty backdrop.
Palate: fleshy and dense, it overwhelms the taste buds with sure confidence seducing them with the great fruity body, vibrant and powerful acidity and an array of noble, extremely fine, soft and caressing tannins.
Characteristics: the hallmark of a warm and fascinating Mediterranean wine with an regal elegance; so juicy, delightful and smooth that you can almost bite into it; it lingers unceasingly and immaculately; it is a perfect symphony of four of Sicily’s best grapes.