Feudo Montoni Nero D’Avola Vrucara 2017 cl 75
Is the name of the cru from which the grapes come. The name originates from a vineyard whose land has always been called “Vrucara.” It takes that name because vruca is widely present; in Sicilian, it is the name of a bush that spontaneously grows around the vineyard. Such a herb with a mentholated scent mixed with frankincense oil. “It “decants” into the ancient vine plants, unique, characteristics that we later find in the wine.
Production Area: Cammarata (AG)
Altitude: 500 m above sea level.
Soil type: Clayey-sandy
Vine age: Prephylloxera, which we consider our “mother plant.” The plants in the vrucara contain an ancient and exclusive genetic code of Nero d’Avola, guarded for centuries in Montoni. We find mentions of it in 1590 in De Naturali Vinorum Historia.
Planting density: 2,600 vines per hectare
Planting system: Sapling
Harvest: Manual, in crates
Vinification: Fermentation in a concrete container with long maceration on the skins, 25 days. Pigging is done with an antique wooden press. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation carried out entirely in cement.
Aging: 45 months in cement, 6 months in barrel, 6 months in bottle.
Organoleptic characteristics: Ruby red in color, intense and persistent on the nose with fruity scent of underbrush, hints of cherries in spirit and dried rose petals, in harmony with spicy notes of vanilla and balsamic notes of eucalyptus, licorice and incense oil. Soft and velvety on the palate, with buttery notes, well structured with prolonged aromatic persistence on the aftertaste. Soft and balanced tannins.
Alcoholic strength: 14.00% vol.
Storage: cool, dry room, preferably in the dark, with bottles lying down.
Food pairing: Red meats, roasts, game, cured meats and aged hard cheeses.
Consumption temperature: 18°-20°C
Serving: Oxygenate the wine for at least 2 hours, preferably in a decanter, before serving.