#50 position on Top 100 Wine Spectator of 2013
The beautiful aromas of dark flowers, white pepper, smoky chocolate, dark cherry, and hints of golden plum can raise your eyebrows. The elegant and full flavors grow on your palate, with hints of mild tobacco and pomegranate making an appearance. The texture is equally beautiful, and the overall balance, almost startling. Definitely try a bottle of this some time soon
Production zone and city: area of Bastonaca, Vittoria (RG) South-East Sicily.
Grape varieties: Frappato 40%, Nero d’Avola 60%.
Vineyards facing: South-East.
Altitude: 250 metres.
Soil type: medium consistency; formed of subalpine sands of Pliocene origin, of limestone-silicaceous nature, interwoven with compact strata of fresh clay and calcareous tufa.
Training system: spurred cordon with the fruit cane 70 cm. high.
Planting density: 5000 vines/hectare.
Average age of vines in production: 26 years.
Yield: 50 ql.
Harvest period: end september.
Fermentation equipment: concret tanks with electronic control of temperature.
Fermentation temperature: 30°-33°
Length of ageing: 18 to 24 months.
Price 15 € Score 92 MWCH Glasses
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