Area: The districts of Butera and Riesi in Caltanisetta province
Grapes: 100% Syrah
Alcohol level: 14% in volume
Vinification and ageing: Manual harvesting was carried out in the third week of September. Fermentation at a temperature of 28°-30°C. (82°-86°F.) lasted eight days. The wine matured for 12 months in 350-liter (92-gallon) tonneaux of French oak, followed by a further period of fining in the bottle.
Colour: Brilliant and extremely intense ruby red.
Bouquet: Full and persistent with appealing notes of cherries, red fruit and sweet spices.
Flavour: Rich, encompassing and with a big structure with clean sensations of appealing fruitiness supported by a long finish that caresses the palate.
Serving temperature: Serve at about 18°C. (64°F.).
Food matches: Ideal with savoury stuffed pastas, pasta seasoned with piquant sauces or ragout of hare, stew and game in salmì. Excellent as well with aged Pecorino or herbed cheeses.
Organoleptic characteristics: Dark ruby. Hints iodinated and brackish anticipate decided scents of rosemary, bay leaves and blackberries. dense mouth, with fresh whipped-in the final savory and tannin just almond.