This wine is produced in Sambuca of Sicily, in the province of Agrigento. It is best when grown with a lot of sunlight and in soil that has a light amount of clay. The type of farming is “Espalier”, used withan average density of planting where there are 4500 plants per 2.5 Acres.
Noir is a precocious variety that is harvested between the end of August and
early September. Upon delivery, the grapes are de-stemmed and cooled for
maceration at 12 °C for two days. The successive alcoholic fermentation takes
place for seven days at 25 °C. While most wine is fined in stainless steel
tanks, a small portion is aged in French oak barriques for up to seven months.
Ruby red with purple reflections.
Clear notes of ripe fruits such as blackberries, wild strawberries, cherries are
well integrated with hints of spices, derived from the ageing in barriques.
Dry with a structured yet delicate tannins balanced by a pleasant crispness and
a fruity taste on the palate.
flavourful dishes like pasta with ragout or other meat sauces, main courses featuring
red meats, roasts, medium-spiced dishes, and semi-aged cheeses.