– 100% Perricone
– IGT Terre Siciliane
– ABV: 14% Serving Temperature: 18 ° C
– TA: 6,4 g/L pH: 3,55
– Made with certified organic grapes
Grapes were harvested the first week of October, cryomacerated for for 24 hours to preserve freshness, followed by fermentation at 64° F/17° C for 15 days, and then 6 months in third pass barriques to soften out the edges.
Rich and aromatic, this is a wine for heartier fare – grilled lamb, spiced sausages like merguez, braised meats and offal.
THE GRAPE AND THE LAND
Perricone is likely one of the least well known of the indigenous red grapes from the island of Sicily. It is regularly blended and rarely allowed to shine on it’s own. Our goal in making this Perricone in purity was to show the potential of this incredible grape. Our vineyard are raising a counter (taller than usual to benefit from the sea breezes) at 450m above sea level with very poor clay soils creating the perfect conditions for the roots of
these vines to go deep down into the earth in search of water and nutrients.