100% Nero d’Avola
Selected organic vineyards in the province of Palermo, on the southern Italian island of Sicily.
AGE OF VINES:
Approximately 25 years old.
PLANT TRAINING AND DENSITY:
Guyot training. 4000 plants per hectare with an average yield of 1.5kg per plant.
Manual harvest in the middle of September.
After de-stemming, the grapes are not crushed, allowing them to remain intact, reducing damage to the skins and optimizing colour extraction. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 25°C for 10 days. Both remontage and delestage are carried out in the early stages of fermentation in order to achieve soft extraction of aromas and gentle tannins. After racking, the malolactic fermentation is induced with selected yeasts.
10% of the wine in American oak barrels for 6 months.