DUCA DI MONTALBO Still Red Wine - Sicilia I.G.T.

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DUCA DI MONTALBO Still Red Wine - Sicilia I.G.T.

  • 5StarWine - Vinitaly

    Verona - June 2020

    Vintage: 2011

    92 punti


  • Challenge du Vin

    Bordeaux - June 2020

    Vintage: 2007

    Bronze medal


  • Challeng du Vin

    Bordeaux - June 2020

    Vintage: 2011

    Bronze medal


  • Wine Hunter Award

    Merano - August 2019

    Vintage: 2011

    Red Award


  • Les Cittadelles du Vin

    Bourg - June 2019

    Vintage: 2004

    Gold medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - June 2019

    Vintage: 2011

    Gran Medaglia d'Oro


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - June 2019

    Vintage: 2004

    Gold medal


  • Challenge du Vin

    Bordeaux - May 2019

    Vintage: 2004

    Gold medal


  • Challenge du Vin

    Bordeaux - May 2019

    Vintage: 2011

    Silver medal


  • 5StarWine - Vinitaly

    Verona - April 2019

    Vintage: 2004

    91 punti


  • Les Cittadelles du VIn

    Bourg- Bordeaux France - June 2018

    Vintage: 2004

    Gold medal


  • Concours Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles Belgio - May 2018

    Vintage: 2004

    Gran Medaglia d'oro


  • Concours Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - Belgio - May 2018

    Vintage: 2011

    Silver medal


  • Five Star Wine

    Verona - Italia - April 2018

    Vintage: 2004

    91/100


  • Five Star Wine

    Verona - Italia - April 2018

    Vintage: 2011

    91/100


  • Concours Mondial

    Bruxelles - Belgium - May 2017

    Vintage: 2002

    Gold medal


  • Challenge du Vin

    Bordeaux - France - April 2017

    Vintage: 2002

    Gold medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - Belgio - May 2016

    Vintage: 2002

    Medaglia d'argento


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - Belgio - May 2016

    Vintage: 2004

    Medaglia d'argento


  • Vinitaly - 5 Star Wines

    Verona - Italia - May 2016

    Vintage: 2002

    92 punti


  • Vinitaly - 5 Star Wines

    Verona - Italia - May 2016

    Vintage: 2004

    92 punti


  • Les Cittadelles du Vin

    Bourg - Francia - May 2016

    Vintage: 2002

    Medaglia d'oro


  • Les Cittadelles du Vin

    Bourg - Francia - May 2016

    Vintage: 2004

    Medaglia d'argento


  • Les Cittadelles du VIn

    Bourg- Bordeaux - May 2015

    Vintage: 2004

    Premio Speciale VinoFEd - Medaglia d'Oro


  • Les Cittadelles du Vin

    Bourg - Bordeaux - May 2015

    Vintage: 2002

    Silver medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - Belgio - May 2015

    Vintage: 2004

    Gran Medaglia d'oro


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - Belgio - May 2015

    Vintage: 2002

    Gran medaglia d'oro


  • Challenge International du Vin

    Bordeaux - France - April 2015

    Vintage: 2004

    Medaglia d'oro


  • Concorso Enologico Internazionale Vinitaly

    Verona - April 2015

    Vintage: 2004

    Gran Medaglia d'Oro


  • Concorso Enologico Internazionale Vinitaly

    Verona - April 2015

    Vintage: 2002

    Silver medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - May 2014

    Vintage: 2004

    Silver medal


  • Les Cittadelles du Vin

    Bordeaux - May 2014

    Vintage: 2002

    Silver medal


  • Concorso Enologico Internazionale Vinitaly

    Verona - April 2014

    Vintage: 2002

    Gran Medaglia d'Oro


  • Concorso Enologico Internazionale Vinitaly

    Verona - April 2014

    Vintage: 2004

    Gold medal


  • Challenge International du Vin

    Bordeaux - April 2014

    Vintage: 2002

    Gold medal


  • Les Cittadelles du Vin

    Bordeaux - June 2013

    Vintage: 2002

    Gold medal


  • Les Cittadelles du Vin

    Bordeaux - June 2013

    Vintage: 2004

    Gold medal


  • Challenge International du Vin

    Bordeaux - April 2013

    Vintage: 2002

    Silver medal


  • Concorso Enologico Internazionale Vinitaly

    Verona - November 2012

    Vintage: 2002

    Silver medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - May 2012

    Vintage: 2002

    Silver medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - May 2012

    Vintage: 2004

    Silver medal


  • Challenge International du Vin

    Bordeaux - April 2012

    Vintage: 2002

    Gold medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - May 2011

    Vintage: 1999

    Gran Medaglia d'Oro


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - May 2011

    Vintage: 2002

    Gran Medaglia d'Oro


  • CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN

    Bordeaux - April 2011

    Vintage: 1999

    Gold medal


  • CONCORSO ENOLOGICO INTERNAZIONALE - VINITALY

    Verona - April 2010

    Vintage: 1999

    Silver medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - May 2009

    Vintage: 1999

    Gold medal


  • CONCORSO ENOLOGICO INTERNAZIONALE - VINITALY

    Verona - April 2009

    Vintage: 1999

    Gold medal


  • CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN

    Bordeaux - April 2009

    Vintage: 1999

    Bronze medal


  • MONDIALE DEL VINO

    Bruxelles - May 2008

    Vintage: 1999

    Gold medal


  • MONDIALE DEL VINO

    Bruxelles - May 2008

    Vintage: 2001

    Silver medal


  • CONCORSO ENOLOGICO INTERNAZIONALE - VINITALY

    Verona - April 2008

    Vintage: 1999

    Bronze medal



Variety:

special selection of Nero d’Avola and Nero Cappuccio clones

Soil:

Montalbo and Milici, plateau, marl in origin with high clay component strongly calcareous

Vine's training:

guyot

Harvest:

end of October

Harvest method:

grapes selection on the plant, manual harvesting in small crates of 14 kg

Vinification:

the bunches were manually selected and then gently destemmed with final selection of the berries.The grapes were trasferred in vertical fermenters where the must has been periodically pumped over. A long maceration on the skins until the marcs are completely lowered. The malolactic fermentation took place in oak barrels for Nero d'Avola while large barrels were used for Nero Cappuccio

Refining:

448 months in barrique and large barrels followed by a period of maturation in steel vats. Final refinement in the bottle.

Alcohol content:

14% by Volume

Description:

Our most precious red wine.

Only the best vintages from the oldest vineyards, over 50 years old, with a very low yield per hectar are elected to be Duca di Montalbo.

The plot of land, or Cru, is crucial: the soil in the area called Montalbo is characterized by a 100% calcareous marl, a lunar landscape, extremely suited for the long ripening of the red varieties.

THE VINTAGE

2007 was a great vintage for red wines. It was characterized by a very hot summer with wide temperature ranges, until the end. These conditions lead to a perfect and exceptional maturation of the polyphenols and tannins: wines  rich of polyphenolic character, but extremely fresh, with balsamic and spicy notes, smooth and velvety on the palate.

SENSORY PROFILE

An intense red color with purple shades.To the nose is fresh and elegant. Hints of fresh red fruit emerge where blackberry, raspberry and plum stand out, it closes with spicy notes, aromatic vegetal hints such as rosemary and thyme. On the palate is powerful and structured: rich in tannins of exceptional quality, silky and elegant. Full-bodied and fresh at the same time, it reveals a great persistence.