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Elegant reserve, full-bodied and smoothly persuasive. Produced with Nero d’Avola grapes from the premier cru of Doc Erice, refined for two years in oak barrels from Allier-Tronçaise and in bottles for another year. Its structure is rich, concentrated, mature and fully-developed, characterized by intense, persistent perfumes
Area of production: produced in the vineyards in the Doc Erice territory in western Sicily
Grapes: Nero d’Avola 100%
Altitude: 250/300mt. above sea level
Density: 4.000/4.500 plants per ha.
Production technique: harvesting in boxes of only healthy grapes, which have reached full maturity, destalked, vinification in red, with traditional soft pressure of the skins and a long maceration at a controlled temperature. A careful “élevage” in Allier-Tronçaise barrique for 24 months. Cold bottled in the winery and refined in a termocontrolled environment for one year
Type of wine: Red Reserve. Erice D.O.C.
Colour: intense ruby red, with light orange reflections
Perfume: hints of red berries blended in perfect balance with elegant notes of tabacco, cocoa, liquorice and black pepper
Taste: powerful yet delicate flavour, soft and harmonious, with a persistant final taste, its smooth structure is due to the sweetness and softness of the tannins
Bottle: 75 cl – 150 cl – 14% Vol. Best served at: 16° C.
Food Pairing: Ideal with important dishes, with strong flavoured red meat and game. Excellent with stuffed leg of lamb