Wine Firriato, "Santagostino", Sicilia IGT, 2011
The wine is deep and opaque ruby color with purple hues.
The taste of wine is smooth, soft and gentle. It displays all the greatness of Mediterranean nature, combining harmony with a strong structure, vigor, vitality and velvety tannins.
The concentrated aroma of the wine is filled with notes of cherries, wild berries, rhubarb, clove, aromatic herbs and plums, intertwined with attractive nuances of licorice, ink and tobacco leaves.
The versatility of the wine makes it an ideal companion for dishes such as lasagna with meat sauce, fillet of veal with mushrooms, braised wild boar, hare, pork ribs with prunes. Goes well with mature cheeses.
"Santagostino" - a wine that is worthy of a chapter in the recent history of Sicilian wines, the pearl of Sicilian winemaking and among the elite of world wines. Released for the first time in 1991, "Santagostino" immediately won the love of consumers and has been appreciated by the world market. With a pleasant beverage with rich flavor and juicy fruit notes, wine has become a "champion" in its class.
Blend wine "Santagostino" consists of equal parts of grape varieties Nero d'Avola and Syrah, which are grown in Trapani at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level. Vineyards have lime-clay soil, exposure areas - the southern and south-west. Manual harvesting begins in early September with Syrah, in the second decade removed Nero d'Avola. The traditional red wine fermentation termokontroliruemyh produced in stainless steel tanks for 10 days at a temperature of 24-26 ° C. After malolactic fermentation the wine is aged 8 months in American oak barrels and another 6 months in bottle after bottling. Wine storage capacity is about 5 years.
Winery "Firriato" was opened in 1985 by Salvatore Di Gaetano in the ancient town of Erice, near Trapani - the provincial capital. At this point, the highest density in the vineyard of Italy. Young winemaker saw a rich, albeit unspoken necessary, the potential for growth and development of winemaking in this region. The company began producing Firriato Sicily is not just cost-effective but high-quality wines and drinks to express through their evolution in consumer tastes.
Under the strict supervision of Salvatore Di Gaetano economy rapidly, intensely and relentlessly developed, creates new wine, bought new farms, improved machinery and technological equipment of the winery. Along with the growth of the company grew awards and prizes, which deservedly won the wine sector, and most importantly - growing love of consumers. Today we can safely say that the company "Firriato" opened the world of Sicily and Sicilian wines. Therefore, in the world press winery "Firriato" proclaimed one of the most prestigious wine houses in Sicily.