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Iri da Iri cerasuolo di vittoria D.O.C.G classico 2014


Produced in: Plateau of Biddine Soprana, Acate (RG) – Eastern Sicily
Vineyard: Single vineyard in the high plateau of Biddine Soprano
Vintage: 2014
Type of terrain: reddish-orange soil
Category: DOCG Cerasuolo di Vittoria “Classico” (controlled appellation)
Grape variety: Nero d’Avola 60%, Frappato 40%
Methods of growth: espaliers and cord, 5.000 plants/hectare
Production per hectare: 6.000 kg
Harvest period: first ten days of September
Fermentation: after a selection of the finest bunches, the grapes were destemmed and pressed, and the must fermented on its skins for a period of approximately ten days.
Aging period: the wine ways run off its skins into 130-gallon oak puncheons where it aged for 36 months and was then given a further 18 months of bottle aging before commercial release.
Alcohol level: 13,50%
Color: a brilliant cherry red with garnet highlights.
Aroma: notes of red fruits, ripe cherries, spice, vanilla, liquorice, and dark chocolate.
Flavor: full and supple, dense tannins, present and velvety, a complex aromatic finish, persistent and highly pleasurable.
Serve at: 17° – 18 °C (64° – 65° F).

SKU: 0011-1 Category:

The winter and spring were marked by abundant rainfall which favored an important growth of canopy vegetation and a regular and balanced cycle of vine growth and
development. The summer was dry but with average temperatures which were lower than usual and picking began a week later than usual. The grapes, on the whole, were very healthy and with a proper balance of sugar and acidity in the white grapes and.