The white soils of this ancient and noble heartland of wine making in Sicily give its products a warming mellowness and a marked mineral tone. Symposio was created as a supreme interpretation of the local terroir. Cabernet, Petit Verdot and Merlot combine – here where the civilization of Enotria had its fulcrum – gaining in brilliance and mellifluousness. This wine, matured for 18 months in medium-sized barrels, is the result of the encounter between the freshness of Cabernet, the tanginess of Petit Verdot and the fruitiness of Merlot, becoming a Mediterranean symphony that takes on notes of undergrowth and stone. It is an aristocratic wine that is ideal for accompanying refined meat dishes and typical Sicilian specialities such as pasta alla Norma or Farsumagru.
Area: The districts of Butera and Riesi in Caltanissetta province
Grapes: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol level: 14% vol.
Type of soil: The vineyards extend in a hilly road at an altitude of 250 to 350 meters above the sea level. The soils show a white color and are composed of limestone and organic substances. They reflect the luminous sun rays, creating an ideal microclimate around the vineyards for the grape’s ripening.
Vinification and ageing: In settember the grapes are picked manually according on the date of maturity of each variety depending on the vintage, choosing only the best grapes. Vinification occurs separately in stainless steel tanks, according to the grape variety, at a controlled temperature followed by 30 day maturation. Then the malolactic fermentation takes place and maturation goes on for 18 months in 350 liter French oak barrels of first and second use.
Organoleptic characteristics: Ruby almost impenetrable, the nose opens with deep feelings of cherries and ripe plums, blood orange, red rose, so sweet tones of licorice, carob and cocoa bean, and again juniper and Mediterranean bush. Austere the sip, from the dense tannins and vigorous, lightened by dosed freshness.