A single varietal wine produced from Nero d’Avola grapes, first produced on the sinuous and well-ventilated hills of the Suor Marchesa estate, in the hinterland of the southern part of Sicily, where grapes reach full maturity under the late September sun.
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GRAPE VARIETY: Nero d'Avola
CLASSIFICATION: IGT Terre Siciliane
TERRITORY OF ORIGIN: Central-southern Sicily, municipality of Butera on the Riesi - Gela axis. Estate of SuorMarchesa. Vineyard Passo delle Mule.
SOIL: Mixed limestone-siliceous composition
ALTITUDE: From 290 to 340 meters a.s.l.
VINEYARDS: Vineyard reared by counter-espalier with 5,290 vines per hectare
GRAPE HARVEST: Manual, perfectly ripe after the middle of September
VINIFICATION: Destemming and traditional maceration for 8 days a
28 ° - 30 ° C
RIPENING: A wise aging blend, Passo delle Mule was born from the meeting of wines that spend at least 10 months in very fine-grained oak wood and reds mitigated by vats in vitrified cement
AGING: After bottling 6 - 8 months in the cellar at a controlled temperature of 15 ° - 16 ° C to evolve the bouquet
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.0% - 14.0% in vol
SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 17 ° - 18 ° C
COLOR: Intense and deep ruby red
BOUQUET: Enveloping, fruity marasca and raspberry, complex of spices and vanilla pleasantly balanced
TASTE: Rich, broad and velvety, with great structure and aromatic persistence, with typical austere but gentle tannins
PAIRING: It excels with red meat dishes and with cheeses
STORAGE: In a cool and not excessively humid environment, sheltered
from the light
DURATION: Over 5 years if stored in suitable cellars
Bottled at the origin by DUCA DI SALAPARUTA Spa MARSALA (TP) ITALY