Graci quota 1000 Barbabecchi 2015
Grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese 97% Nerello Cappuccio 3%.
Production area: 100-year-old free-range vineyard on the northeastern slope of Etna, Solicchiata-Castiglione di Sicilia in the Province of Catania. 1,000 m asl.
Soil type: brown, volcanic in origin rich in skeleton, frank sandy to sandy loam, neutral ph, noncalcareous, rich to very rich in iron and high in nitrogen.
Type of planting: sapling bred to espalier.
Strain density per ha: between 8,000.
Harvest: first week November.
Fermentation: traditional in red without the use of selected yeasts, without temperature control in truncated oak vats, maceration in contact with the skins for 25 days.
Aging: 24 months in oak barrels with spontaneous malolactic fermentation and bottle aging for 12 months.
- Color: ruby red.
- Aroma: berries, such as raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry; fruit scents, such as plum and cherry. Spices are present in quantity, along with those underbrush scents.
- Taste: hardness and softness are in balance
Serving temperature: 16/18 °C
Pairings: excellent with white or red meats.