Nerello Mascalese Syrah Frappato
Cerasuolo di Vittoria
IGT Terre Siciliane
Passionate and fiery, as the land in which it is born and the sun that inflames it. Passicato is a blend of overripe grapes of Nero d’Avola, Syrah and Frappato, grown in south-eastern Sicily and carefully harvested about 30 days after the normal harvesting period. It has a deep ruby color with purple highlights and an irrepressible aroma of ripe red fruit, wild berries and sweet spices. Its surprising velvety taste makes for a very pleasantable wine that is an ideal partner for cold cuts, cheese, red meats, spicy food, sweet and sour dishes. It is also excellent as a meditation red wine.
Grape varieties: Nero d’Avola - Syrah - Frappato
Vineyards: sandy soil, situated at approximately 200 m above sea level; training system: espalier spurred cordon for the Nero d’Avola and Syrah grapes, guyot for the Frappato grapes
Raccolta: by hand into crates, in October
Ageing: mainly in stainless steel vats and about 6 months in the bottle
Production method: the grapes, left to over-ripen on the plant until they become slightly withered, are harvested about 30 days after the normal harvesting period. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats for approximately 10-15 days at a controlled temperature of 24-26°C
Alcohol content: 14% vol.
Colour: a deep ruby red colour with vivid purple highlights
Nose: intensely fruity, with notes of black cherry, red fruit jam, blackberries and sweet spices
Palate: warm and well-balanced on the palate, with a great softness and a very pleasant taste of jam and wild berries
Food Pairings: ideal partner for cold cuts, cheese, red meats, spicy food, sweet and sour dishes, it is also excellent as a meditation red wine
Serving temperature: 13-15°C