NAME’S ORIGIN: type of grapes.

DENOMINATION: IGT SICILIA..

LOCATION: Contrada Piano di Corte, Corleone (PA).

YIELD PER HECTARE: 9 tonnes.

VINE DENSITY: 4.250 plants per ha.

SOIL QUALITY: medium-textured calcareous-clay soil.

ELEVATION: 350 m a.s.l.

TRAINING SYSTEM: traditional bush vine.

PRUNING: short.

BOTTLES PRODUCED: 20.000.

GRAPE BLEND: Nero d’Avola.

HARVEST: manual, September.

VINIFICATION: grapes are sorted by hand before they are destemmed and lightly pressed. Early natural fermentation using the grapes’ own wild yeast, maceration with the aid of marc presses and delestage fermentation to best preserve the primary character of the grapes.

AGEING: in French oak barriques for a minimum of 12 months, a second or third ageing period depending on the vintage. A selection of the best barriques is then transferred to big-sized barrels for an ulterior ageing of minimum 6 months.

TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.03 g/L

ALCOHOL: 14%.

COLOUR: a clear, intense ruby red, with vivid maroon highlights.

AROMA: Very intense. Complex and high quality, fruity (sour cherry, blackberry, plum and blueberry) and floral (violet), develops spicy aromas (leather, cocoa, chocolate, carob, licorice and cinnamon) and balsamic touches (menthol and eucalyptus).

FLAVOUR AND TEXTURE: ready and harmonious, warm, quite sapid, intense and very lingering, a great structure and tannic body.

FOOD PAIRINGS: seared meat, aged cheese and, in general, all strongly flavoured dishes, mushrooms and game dishes.

IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18°.