Wine "Quater" Rosso, Sicilia IGT, 2010
The wine is characterized by a deep, opaque ruby color with lively purple hue.
The taste of wine is soft and seductive, very juicy and rich, with soft tannins that are perfectly balanced with acidity.
Elegant and complex aromatic bouquet of wine abounds in tones of red berries combined with delicate notes of wild berries, jam, ginger, juniper and spices.
The wine goes well with dishes with a well-structured flavor, such as pork liver, lasagna with meat sauce of veal, pasta with eggplant and sausage, kidneys, venison with cranberries, stuffing the turkey, baked in the oven, as well as cheeses.
The grapes for "Quater" Rosso grown in Tenuta "Pianoro Cuddia" in Trapani at an altitude of 130 to 250 meters. Soil vineyards, occupying the southwestern and western exposure, composed of limestone and clay. Stocking density of vines varies between 5.5-6 thousand plants per hectare. Harvested by hand in the first and second decade of September. The traditional red wine vinification is fermented in termokontroliruemyh stainless steel tanks for 10 days at a temperature of 24-26 ° C, and malolactic fermentation. Extract of wine produced in French and American oak barriques and lasts 10 months. After bottling the wine is refined in bottles for about five months in the cellars of the winery. At the peak of ripeness wine will be between 2014-2017 years.
Firriato winery 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 rich, although not necessarily expressed, 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, purchased new and improved farm machinery and technological equipment of the winery.
Along with the growth of "Firriato" 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.