Denomination: Sicilia DOC Rosso
Grapes: Nero d’Avola, Syrah along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and other grapes
Production zone: Sicily, in specific areas suitable for growing grapes
Altitude: from 200 to 600 m a.m.s.l.
Terrains: clay loam soils with a sub-alkaline reaction (pH 7.5 to 7.9) rich in nutritive elements
Climate: Mild winters with little rainfall. Warm, dry, ventilated summers. Substantial differences between day and night-time temperatures.
Vineyard: VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning) training with spurred cordon pruning
Planting density: about 5,000 plants per hectare
Yield: 8.0 - 9.0 tons/ha
Harvesting: The harvest started in the second half of August and ended in the first half of September
Vinification: in stainless steel with maceration on the skins for about 6-8 days at a temperature of 25-28°C
Aging: for about 8 months in cement tanks and then for almost 5 months in the bottle
Alcoholic content: 13.5% vol.
Color: Ruby red in color with purple hues
Nose: fruity bouquet with hints of red fruit (cherry and plum) and spices (black pepper) combined with a light balsamic note of mint
Palate: a good structure with soft tannins and a pleasant freshness. A pleasant red, versatile in food matching, perfect for every day
Aging potential: 4-5 years
Food & Wine: perfect with Lasagne, roast chicken, BBQ, and tacos “tex-mex” style
Method and temperature of service: serve it in goblets of medium size at 16-18°C
First vintage: 1995
Bottled at the origin by DONNAFUGATA S.r.l. Agricultural company MARSALA ITALY