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Nicosia - The Classics

The true love for Sicily and its ancient wine-makng tradition; the values of a family whose history has, for more than a century, been intertwined with that of Sicilian wine; the valorization of the most valuable native and international varieties cultivated in the island and the constant search for ever higher quality standards, in vineyards and in the cellar. These are the reasons that explain the success of Classici Nicosia, a wide range of wines with a designation of origin and monovarietals of excellent value for money, capable of representing the great variety and richness of modern Sicilian enology.

The Classics

Nerello Mascalese

IGT Terre Siciliane

Grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese.

Vineyards: the soil is volcanic, very rich in minerals, at an altitude of 650-750 m above sea level, with good range of temperature between day and night

Raccolta: second-third week of October

Fermentation: after destemming, grapes are carefully selected, and left to macerate and ferment at a controlled temperature for approximately 8-10 days; malolactic fermentation takes place in steel vats; following stabilization and filtration before bottling

Ageing: in steel vats and 2 months in the bottle

Alcohol content: 12,5% vol.

Colour: ruby red

Nose: intense with touches of forest floor fruits and spices

Palate: elegant, and well-orchestrated

Food Pairings: Elaborated entrées and risottos, red meats and semi-aged cheeses.

Serving temperature: 16-18°C.

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