TYPE Fortified wine
IGT CLASSIFICATION Terre Siciliane
HARVEST Manual, very advanced ripening in the second ten days of September
VINIFICATION Pressing of overripe grapes on the plant and brief contact with the skins. Soft pressing and fermentation at controlled temperature, 17 ° - 18 ° C. Once the alcohol content of 5 ° - 6 ° is reached, wine distillate is added up to about 16 ° to stop the fermentation process and thus preserve a large part of the sugars in the must.
MATURATION At least 10 months in 225 liter barrels of carefully selected oak
AGING At least 2 months in the bottle
ALCOHOL CONTENT 15.5% by vol
RESIDUAL SUGAR 130 g / l
SERVING TEMPERATURE 12 ° - 14 ° C
SERVING SUGGESTIONS Refined after-meal wine ideal with dry pastries, chocolate desserts, jam tarts and ice cream (in this case, serve at 8 ° - 10 ° C)
STORAGE In a cool and not excessively humid environment, away from light
DURATION Up to five years if stored in suitable cellars
FORMATS Bottle of 50 cl
FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION 1988 harvest.