NAME’S ORIGIN: type of grapes.
DENOMINATION: IGT Terre Siciliane.
LOCATION: Contrada Piano di Corte, Corleone (PA).
YIELD PER HECTARE: 9 tonnes.
VINE DENSITY: 4.264 plants per ha.
SOIL QUALITY: medium-textured calcareous-clay soil.
ELEVATION: 350 m a.s.l.
TRAINING SYSTEM: vertical trellise.
PRUNING: spur-trafined cordons.
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 6.900.
GRAPE BLEND: Syrah.
HARVEST: manual, August and 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 12 months, new, a second or ageing depending on vintage. In bottle for 24 months.
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.83 g/L
COLOUR: a clear and dense ruby red.
AROMA: Intense, fine and complex, spicy (black pepper, cinnamon, toasty notes).
FLAVOUR AND TEXTURE: ready and harmonious, warm, fairly sapid, intense and lingering, strong-bodied with silky, caressing tannins.
FOOD PAIRINGS: wild boar stew, rabbit, barbecued meet.
IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18°.