U... Passimiento

Terre Siciliane

Nero d’Avola

Frappato

 

Grapes:70% Nero D’Avola and 30% Frappato.
Denomination: IGT Terre Siciliane
Production Area: Sicily
Alcohol content: 13,00%

ORGANOLEPTIC FEATURES:

Colour: bright intense red.
Bouquet: characteristic, intense with hint of red berries fruits
Taste: warm, full-bodied and harmonious in acidity, with smooth and elegant tannins.
Serving temperature: 16°-18° C
Serving suggestions: particularly indicated with Italian pasta and delicate cheese.

VINEYARDS

The selected old vineyards are located on the hills between 300 to 600 meters above sea level. Are grown using Guyot on clay soil with limited yields of grape per hectare.

VINIFICATION

The grapes of Frappato are harvested at the earliest maturation, so that all the typical freshness remains in the must that, at a very slow fermentation, is then placed in small steel tanks. The grapes of Nero d’Avola instead, are left on the vines for a light withering and for the natural dehydration.
They are late harvested and with extreme care placed in wooden cases. After a soft pressing the musts ferment at controlled temperature. The two musts evolve according to their typical features and when our “maestro” decides, they are slowly blended, within the time and the proportions required by the single harvest. The natural sweetness of the wines is obtained by interrupting the fermentation through the “cold” process. The wine matured for some month in steel tanks.

THE WINE

From the old vineyards shaken by intense pulsions that rise from the deep roots of the earth to shake the best grapes, this wine comes to life with the authentic Mediterranean fragrance, vibrant at the hot winds from the South and at the cold winds from the North. Our master of the vineyard, “maestro”, decides the time of the harvest and as a conductor from the different elements creates the harmony of “u…passimiento”.