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. An embracing, complex and well-structured wine, it is matured in barriques at first and then aged at length in bottles. Excellent served with red meat dishes and medium-aged cheeses. Serving temperature 17°-18° C.
Central and southern Sicily, town of Butera along the Riesi – Gela road. “SuorMarchesa” Estate. “Passo delle Mule” vineyard.
Typical geographical indication (IGT Sicilia).
Mixed calcareous-siliceous composition.
From 290 to 340 meters msl.
Vertical shoot positioning trellised vines, 5.290 plants per hectare.
Mild winters with cool springs, hot and dry summers and autumns.
By hand, at full maturity (after the 2nd half of September).
Traditional destemming and maceration for 8 days at 28° – 30° C.
At least 10 months in very fine oak barrels. After bottling, 6 – 8 months in cellar at controlled temperature (15° – 16° C.) for the bouquet’s development.
Deep, intense ruby red.
Pervasive, fruity bouquet of morello cherries and raspberries, complex with well-balanced scents of spices and vanilla.
Rich, full and velvety, full-bodied and persistent, with typical austere but pleasant tannin.
13,0 % – 13,5 % vol.
Excellent with red meat dishes and with medium-aged cheeses.
Reclined bottle in cool (15° C.) place, not too moist.
More than 5 years if kept in cellars with suitable conditions.
1st year of production: