The grapes are grown in vineyards are located in Santo Stefano Briga (Messina), Sicily, Italy, in sandy soil.
After soft pressing and fermentation with native yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel, the wine is aged in new barrels of Troncais and Allier oak for at least 12 months. The wine is then bottled and allowed to rest, unfiltered, for an additional year before release.
Color: Ruby red with garnet hues.
Bouquet: Generous and intense with notes of jasmine, cardamom and ripe red fruits, combined with spice notes of vanilla and sweet oak.
Taste: Dry, velvety and harmonious with soft tannins; persistent finish.
Pairs well with roasts, casseroles, game and aged cheese.
Predominantly Nerello Mascalese (about 60%), Nerello Cappuccio and Nocera (30-35% combined), with smaller quantities of Acitana, Jacché, and Cor’e Palumba (about 5% combined).