Tasting Notes: Color: dark intense ruby red
Aroma: fruity, intense, floral scent with heavier notes of red, ripe fruit, plums and cherries and accents of violet with delicate hints of figs and sweets.
Taste: intense, sweet and velvety on the tongue with appreciable softness and persistence. A pleasant tannic note and pleasant acidity are expressed in a precious balance.
Food pairing: This is a wine for indulgent silences, accompanied by seasoned cheeses, perhaps a spicy pecorino. Perfect served with Calabrese dishes or desserts, dried fruits and figs or a cherry tart. Very exciting paired with chocolate.
Serving Temperature: 12˚ -14˚ C, or 53˚-57˚ F
Production area: Melito di Porto Salvo
Soil: medium consistency, with veins of clay
This is also known as Straw Wine. Hand-picked grapes are allowed to whither and dry to almost raisin-like status before fermentation. This causes a sweet wine with an exquisite bouquet and flavor.
Vinification: in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks; 12 days of maceration, soft pressing following.
Aging: in stainless steel