TERRITORY OF ORIGIN - North-eastern Sicily, slopes of Etna on the side of the Alcantara valley, municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia. Vajasindi estate.
GRAPE VARIETY - Nerello Mascalese.
TYPE - Red.
CLASSIFICATION - IGT Terre Siciliane.
SOIL - Volcanic.
ALTITUDE - from 600 to 800 meters a.s.l.
VINEYARDS - Tree-trained. High density of plants per hectare (over 4,000) and low production per vine.
CLIMATE - Cold and snowy winters with fresh springs and dry summers.
HARVEST - Manual, perfectly ripe.
VINIFICATION - Destemming of the grapes, traditional maceration for 7 -8 days at 26 ° - 28 ° C and subsequent malolactic ermentation.
MATURATION - For about 12 months in selected oak barriques.
AGING - After bottling for at least six months in fresh cellars for a perfect fusion of organoleptic characters.
TASTING Color - ruby red with light garnet reflections. Perfume - fragrant, intense, spicy and complex, full of sensations with fruity and vanilla touch well blended together.
Taste - good structure, elegance and personality, lively character, persistent and with austere tannins.
ALCOHOL CONTENT - from 13.0% to 13.5% in vol. according to the vintage.
SERVICE TEMPERATURE - 17 ° - 18 ° C.
GASTRONOMIC COMBINATIONS - Particularly suitable for accompany dishes with fragrant flavors based on red meats and cheeses mature. Served chilled (15 ° C.) It goes well with savory fish dishes.
STORAGE - Bottle lying in a very environment cool (15 ° - 17 ° C.) and not excessively moist.
DURATION - Over 5 years if stored in suitable cellars.
FORMATS - 75 cl bottle. and 1.5 lt.
FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION - 2003 harvest.