Vineyard and winery notes
Terraced vineyards with alberello (bush) training. Hand harvested with a production of less than 200 grams of grapes per plant. After maceration in conical oak tanks, it ripens for over two years in barriques of French oak (Allier and Tronçais) and then for four/five years in the bottle.Winemaker notes
"We produce this wine inspired by the historic blend of the wines from Bordeaux and we have used varietals which have been present in our estate for more than 150 years.
It was Baron Felice Spitaleri himself, my ancestor and founder of the winery, who first experimented and planted them following his passion for Bordelaise vines developed over a prolonged stay in France."
Appellation: IGT Sicilia
Varietals: 80% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
Production area: South-Western slopes of the Etna Volcano
Altitude: 800m s.l.m.
Soil type: Volcanic formed from Etna's lava flows
Color: Deep ruby red with garnet reflections
Bouquet: Rich and ample, with hints of tobacco, coffee, cacao and elegant balsamic notes
Taste: Full and complex, with ripe and rich tannins making it extremely balanced and with a long deep finish