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Rosso del Soprano

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Rosso del Soprano

Appellation:  Sicilia IGT

Type:  red, dry

Grape Varietals:  A blend of local native varietals inspired by a century-old  blend. The dominant varietals are Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio with  smaller quantities of Nocera, Cappuccio Tignolino, Acitana, Galatena and  Calabrese. These are same varietals that go into the better known and  award-winning Faro. It could therefore be considered Faro’s baby brother.

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:

Color: Ruby red

Bouquet: The nose is intense and grapey with notes of ripe red fruit with a spicy touch of vanilla.

Taste: Dry and intriguing on the palate, persistent and long finish.

Food Pairings: serve with fish with sauce: roasted white and red meats, aged cheese

Potential Aging: 3-8 years


Vinyard Notes:
Vineyard:  Southeastern exposure,  steep sloping, at 800-1200 feet a.s.l.. Planting System:  Head Trained. Soil: Volcanic  basalt. Harvest: End of  October. Yield: About 0.8  tons per acre

Winemaking Notes:
Vinification: Soft pressing, fermentation in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature. Aging: In French oak barrels for one year and at least 8 months in the bottle. Total Production: 22.000 bottles Alcohol: 13.5%

 

Reviews:

2011 Rosso del Soprano – Tre Bicchieri - 2014 Vini d'Italia (Gambero Rosso)
2010 Palari Rosso del Soprano – 93 Points - Robert Parker Wine Advocate (May 2014)
"The 2010 Rosso del Soprano is 50% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio, 20% Nocera and 10% other indigenous red grapes. This is a distinguished red wine that is only at the beginning of its evolutionary path. Young and tight, it opens to a bright garnet color with rustic tones of bramble, forest floor, licorice and white truffle. The acidic vein of the wine is also very apparent and important to the overall integrity and age-worthiness of the wine." ~ M.L.