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

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

  • 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 clones ‘selection of Nero d’Avola and Nero Cappuccio

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 about 14 kg

Vinification:

the clusters were gently destemmed with final selection of the berries. The grapes were then trasferred in horizontal roto-fermenters for 30 days, in order to complete the alcoholic fermentation. The malolactic fermentation was completed in oak barriques

Refining:

48 months in barrique. Minimum 2 years maturation in the bottle. Bottling took place on the 26th of July, 2011

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.

CULTIVATION ENVIRONMENT

The picking of the grapes for the Duca di Montalbo coincides with the end of the harvest (second half or end of October), a delicate moment in which to evaluate whether the vintage has reached the quality standards necessary to make it a family Cru. The grapes cultivated in this plot of land in fact have a quite rich polyphenolic profile, difficult to mature, for this reason the fruit’s ripening is pushed on until the  leaves begin to turn yellow, a sign that the vines are moving towards dormancy.

SENSORY PROFILE

Beautiful colour deep ruby red. Intense, rich of tertiary aromas but at the same time contained and well preserved, with evident spicy notes of tobacco, pepper corn, balsamic hints, intertwined with primary wild cherries. The mouthfeel is warm, full with well-rounded tannins. The wine has a surprisingly long finish, ideal for the most special moment. A meditation wine.