Duca Enrico 2018 Terre Siciliane IGP
Duca Enrico, first produced in 1984, is one of the iconic wines of Italian and international winemaking. The first pure Nero d’Avola in the history of Sicilian wines, this noble red, which comes from only a few very select vineyards, is a wine of aristocratic charm and unmistakable style.
TERRITORY OF ORIGIN
South-central Sicily, municipality of Butera on the Riesi-Gela axis. SuorMarchesa estate, a vocated area for raising the prince of Sicilian grape varieties
Mixed calcareous-siliceous composition
200 to 300 meters above sea level.
Bush-trained, density of at least 5,000 vines per hectare with low yield per vine (max. 1.2 kg)
Mild winters with very dry springs and summers
IGP Terre Siciliane
Manual, at perfect maturity.
Destemming of grapes, maceration at 28° – 30° C. for 8 – 10 days and subsequent malolactic fermentation.
At least 18 months in French oak barrels in which it acquires complexity, style and longevity.
18 months in bottle at controlled temperature to complete the organoleptic qualities and enhance the characteristic bouquet.
13.5% to 14.5% vol. depending on the vintage
16° – 18° C.
Excellent with red meats, medium-aged cheeses and savory dishes. Ideal as a meditation wine.
WAY OF PRESERVATION
In a cool and not excessively humid environment, protected from light.
More than 10 years if stored in suitable cellars.
FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION
Ruby red with garnet highlights
Complex of ripe fruits, iris and spices
Powerful, round, good structure and personality with well-melted woody feeling in the whole. High persistence