Sicilia "L'Ardenza" DOC COTTANERA
From 100% Mondeuse grapes vinification in purity. The origin for these precious grapes is the classic one of Castiglione di Sicilia, within the company limits of Cottanera. Harvest takes place during the second ten days of September. Vinification involves de-stemming and maceration in contact with the skins at a controlled temperature of 26-28 ° C for about 25-30 days. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 26-28 ° C with constant pumping over and punching down. Malolactic fermentation in 225 liter French oak barrels. For refinement, the wine ages 14-16 months in 60% new medium and high toasted French oak barrels. With subsequent 18 months of bottle aging.
Sicilia L’Ardenza DOC Cottanera’s features
An intense ruby red color. Perfume has a fresh vegetal note which introduces intense and fruity hints of morello cherry, cherry and blueberry, which go well with the pleasant and elegant balsamic, mineral and spicy notes. Taste is pleasantly fat and supported by dense tannins of great quality and a pleasant savory note. The finish is long and very persistent.
Suggested food pairings while tasting this Sicilia L’Ardenza DOC Cottanera
Excellent with first courses based on meat, lamb, aged cheeses. The optimal serving temperature is 16 ° C. The alcohol content achieved is 13.5% Vol.