PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND NOTES:
Colour: deep ruby red.
Bouquet: rich, intense, fruity.
Taste: harmonious, round and persistent. Firm tanninsi.

RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURE: 18° C.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:
Roasted or grilled meats and cheeses.

TECHNICAL DATA

Varietal: 40% Nero d’Avola, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah

Origin: Contrada Virzì, Monreale, Palermo
Map Sheet 142

Exposure: North-West

Altitude: 250 m above sea level

Soil: Sandy-clay

Training system: Simple Guyot espalier

Density: 2,500-5,000 plants per hectare

Year of planting: 1990-2000.

Harvest: Mid-September

Yield: 50 hl/hectare

Vinification and ageing: Spontaneous fermentation on a pied de cuve of our grapes, without sulfur dioxide, in cement vats. Up to 10 days of temperature controlled maceration.

Ageing: 1 year in cement vats and 12 months in bottle.

Capacity: 75 cl. - 150 cl.

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PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND NOTES:
Colour: deep ruby red.
Bouquet: rich, intense, fruity.
Taste: harmonious, round and persistent. Firm tanninsi.

RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURE: 18° C.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:
Roasted or grilled meats and cheeses.

TECHNICAL DATA

Varietal: 40% Nero d’Avola, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah

Origin: Contrada Virzì, Monreale, Palermo
Map Sheet 142

Exposure: North-West

Altitude: 250 m above sea level

Soil: Sandy-clay

Training system: Simple Guyot espalier

Density: 2,500-5,000 plants per hectare

Year of planting: 1990-2000.

Harvest: Mid-September

Yield: 50 hl/hectare

Vinification and ageing: Spontaneous fermentation on a pied de cuve of our grapes, without sulfur dioxide, in cement vats. Up to 10 days of temperature controlled maceration.

Ageing: 1 year in cement vats and 12 months in bottle.

Capacity: 75 cl. - 150 cl.

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