Wine Feudi del Pisciotto, "Valentino" Merlot, Sicilia IGT, 2012
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The wine is ruby red in color.
The wine has a fresh, elegant taste, with a broad texture, fleshy tannins, bright notes of jam and a rich long finish.
Complex aroma of wine flower-filled fruity, spicy, woody and animalistic nuances.
The wine goes well with hearty dishes of beef, pasta, rack of lamb, stews and mature cheeses.
"Valentino Merlot" - Sicilian red wine, created in collaboration with the renowned designer Valentino. It is produced from Merlot grapes, grown at an altitude of 80 meters above sea level on soils mixed with a predominance of sand. Stocking density is 85 hl / ha, 5,900 vines per hectare. Harvested in the first week of September only manually. Vinification wine is at a controlled temperature in steel tanks. After malolactic fermentation is carried out. Next "Valentino Merlot" is aged in barriques (50% -new) for 10 months, and 5-6 months in the bottle. The annual production is 11 000 bottles per year.
Wine is recommended to decant for 30 minutes before serving.
Economy Feudi del Pisciotto included in the group Domini Castellare di Castellina. The winery is located on the island of Sicily, 7 km from the sea, between Caltagirone and Piazza Almerina. The winery is equipped it with the latest technology and is able to handle up to 10,000 hectoliters. For aging wine used both old and new cellars. All of the must and wine is moved to the top of tanks under its own gravity, a method called gravitational, and is considered the most appropriate and most effective. At present the area is 40 hectares of vineyards that are planted with native species (from Nero d'Avola to Frappato) and international varieties (Merlot, Cabernet). Labels in this collection are designed by leading Italian designers.
Castellari Domini di Castellina - is a family company, located in the Chianti region, in the commune of Castellina. Since 1979, the company is owned by Paolo Panerai. The history of farming began in 1968 with the unification of the five vineyards in the heart of Tuscany, in a beautiful area at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level. Some of them (about 33 hectares) is located on the hills overlooking the south-east. They became the basis of the first wineries Paolo Panerai - Castellare di Castellina. In the vineyards it prohibited the use of pesticides and herbicides. Age of vines from 5 to 40 years. The maximum exposure to the sun, good drainage, the soil is a mixture of limestone, marl and clay - these factors make it possible to obtain a small, but very high quality crop from which the structured, intense wine with great aging potential. Today Castellari di Castellina produces about 240,000 bottles of wine per year. At the winery and vineyards are not only traditional but also innovative technology. Image of birds on the labels of bottles of wine from Castellari di Castellina symbolize the company's approach to environmental protection.
After Castellari Castellina di Paolo Panerai has created in the heart of the Maremma area of Tuscany farm Rocca Frassinello. This major international project developed in partnership with Les Domaines Baron de Rothschild-Lafite. It includes 500 hectares of vineyards, of which 80 hectares of vines planted today Sandzhoveto (40 hectares), Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Shiraz. The project is based on the best Italian and French traditions of viticulture and winemaking. The third economy Panerai, which came into Castellari Domini di Castellina, was Feudi del Pisciotto. The winery is located in Sicily. It owns 40 acres of vineyards, half of which is planted with a variety Nero d'Avola and a new cellar for wine-making and aging wine.
Alessandro Chellai, general manager and chief enologist of Domini Castellare di Castellina, says: "Each of our wine has the task of expressing the absolute superiority, quality and tradition. We are very pleased to offer our wines for people who appreciate the deep roots and unique professional skills of winemakers"