Area: The districts of Butera and Riesi in the Province of Caltanissetta
Grapes: Nero d’Avola and Merlot
Alcohol level: 13,5% vol.
Vinification and refinement: For both varieties, vinified separately, fermentation lasts 2 weeks at a temperature of 26°-30°C. The wine matures for 12 months in 60 Hl oak casks from Slavonia, followed by a further period of refinement in the bottle.
Colour: Intense ruby red with garnet hues.
Bouquet: Intense and full, expressed with pleasant hints of small woodland fruits, notes of Mediterranean shrub and spices.
Flavour: Well-structured, pleasantly fresh with a soft, persistent finale that reminds us of the fruit.
Serving temperature: Serve at around 16-18°C.
Food matches: Excellent with full-flavoured rice and pasta dishes, barbecued red and white meats, perfect with roast lamb and medium mature cheeses.