VARIETY: Nero d'Avola
CLASSIFICATION: Scilia DOC
FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION: Harvest 2002
TERRITORY OF ORIGIN: Central-southern Sicily, municipality of Butera on the Riesi - Gela axis. SuorMarchesa estate. Passo delle Mule vineyard.
SOIL: Mixed limestone-siliceous composition
ALTITUDE: From 290 to 340 meters above sea level
VINEYARDS: Vineyard grown in the counter-espalier with 5,290 vines per hectare.
CLIMATE: Mild winters with cool springs, hot and very dry summers and autumns
HARVEST: Manual, when perfectly ripe (after half of
VINIFICATION: Destemming and traditional maceration for 8 days at 28-30°C
MATURATION: at least 10 months in very fine-grained oak barriques
AGING: After bottling 6-8 months in the cellar at a controlled temperature (15-16°C) to evolve the bouquet
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.0% - 13.5% by vol.
Color - intense and deep ruby red
Aroma - enveloping, fruity cherry and raspberry, pleasantly balanced complex of spices and vanilla
Taste - rich, ample and velvety, with great structure and aromatic persistence, with typical austere but gentle tannins
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Excellent with red meat dishes and medium-aged cheeses
STORAGE: Bottle laid down in a cool (15°C) and not excessively humid environment
DURATION: Over 5 years if stored in suitable cellars
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 17-18°C
Bottled by Duca di Salaparuta Spa - Via Vincenzo Florio 1 Marsala (TP) - Italy - in Bagheria (PA) - Italy