“PASSA DI NERO” COMES FROM “NERO D’AVOLA” GRAPES AFTER A PERIOD OF DRYING ON THE PLANT, IT IS VERY COMPLEX BOTH IN FRAGRANCE AND TASTE, WITH A HIGH ACIDITY WELL BALANCED BY THE SWEETNESS. INTENSITY AND VARIETY OF SCENTS AND FLAVOURS AND THEIR PERSISTENCE MAKE IT UNIQUE.
LABEL DESCRIPTION AND BEVERAGE INSPECTING
Type / Red Wine from late harvest.
Appellation / D.O.C Sicily. Grapes / Nero d’Avola 100% Alcohol Content / 12,5% vol. Content / 50 cl.
Vineyards Production / Is located in the Centre of Sicily (Caltanissetta) C.da Cusatino at 580 meters above sea-level in lime-clay soils.
Period and Method of Harvesting / Third decade of October exclusively by hand, after a period of drying on the plant.
Yield / 40 q.li per hectare.
Wine Cellar and Bottling / Winery of C.da Cusatino, Caltanissetta – Sicily – Italy.
Fermentation and maceration / Red vinification process in steel tanks at controlled temperature of 24° C for 30 days.
Malolattic fermentation / In stainless steel tanks.
Conservation / In steel tanks at controlled temperature 15° C. Ageing before release / 12 months in 4th passage wooden barrels. Ageing in bottle / 6 month.
Conservation Bottled Wine / 16° C.
Color / Intense purplish.
Smell / Many flavours of fresh fruit and Jam fruit, balsamic, liquidizes and chocolate.
Taste / Very rich, full bodied, sweet and slightly tannic, very persistent.
Food Pairing / Aged cheeses and dark chocolate.
Service temperature / 16° C.