MARIA COSTANZA Rosso Riserva Sicilia DOP

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MARIA COSTANZA Rosso Riserva Sicilia DOP

  • Les Cittadelles du VIn

    Bourg - June 2019

    Vintage: 2013

    Gold medal


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - June 2019

    Vintage: 2013

    Medaglia d'argento


  • Challenge du Vin

    Bordeaux - May 2019

    Vintage: 2013

    Gold medal


  • 5StarWine - Vinitaly

    Verona - April 2019

    Vintage: 2013

    91 punti


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - June 2018

    Vintage: 2013

    Gran Medaglia d'Oro


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - June 2018

    Vintage: 2013

    Gold medal


  • Challenge du Vin

    Bordeaux - May 2018

    Vintage: 2013

    Gold medal


  • 5StarWine - Vinitaly

    Verona - April 2018

    Vintage: 2013

    92 punti


  • Mondial du Vin

    Bruxelles - June 2017

    Vintage: 2013

    Gold medal


  • Challenge du Vin

    Bordeaux - May 2017

    Vintage: 2013

    Gold medal


  • 5StarWine - Vinitaly

    Verona - April 2017

    Vintage: 2013

    92 punti



Variety:

Nero d’Avola

Soil:

plateau of marl origin with high clay component strongly calcareous

Vine's training:

spur cordon pruning

Harvest:

mid October

Harvest method:

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

Vinification:

the bunches were gently destemmed and after a further manual selection, the grapes were then trasferred in horizontal roto-fermenters and vertical ones where, after 30 days of maceration, it completes the alcoholic fermentation. The malolactic fermentation was completed partly in oak barriques and partly in stainless steel vats.

Refining:

for 24 months in oak barriques. It was bottled in Autumn 2016.

Alcohol content:

14% by Volume

Description:

Maria Costanza Rosso Riserva represents the culmination of the agronomic research work on our Nero d'Avola clones, to give life to a new red wine which, following the path of the winery built on the success of its Maria Costanza Rosso, can open new paths for the interpretation of the greatest autochthonous Sicilian grape.

CULTIVATION ENVIRONMENT

This small area has been selected from the different sub-areas that give life to the cuvée of Maria Costanza Rosso, the winery historical label, both for the peculiarities of the clone that is implanted there, and for the specific characteristics of the soil and climatic conditions. A soil with a strongly calcareous matrix and a strong varietal expressiveness. Given these factors, it was decided to deeply thin the grapes, in order to let emerge the high quality of the aromatic and phenolic range of the varietal. Meticulous attention and daily care of the vineyard to follow its evolution step by step up to the moment of the harvest.

SENSORY PROFILE

Deep dark and almost impenetrable  red color . Evident hints of spiciness, green pepper and unroasted cocoa berry, followed by fresh red fruits such as blueberry and black currant. On the finish, light toasting notes that recall incense. In the mouth it is full, intense and enveloping. The tannin is strong, rich and of excellent quality. Structure and freshness guarantee a remarkable persistence and drinkability.