Case Alte 16 Filari Nero d’Avola di Macellarotto Sicilia DOC 2021
Soil: hilly, loamy-sandy with good skeletal content Altitude: 500 meters above sea level.
Year of planting: 1998
Cultivation system: counter-espalier trained by Guyot
Viticulture: vineyard conducted according to organic farming principles with pre-grafting bunch thinning.
Plants per hectare: 3,500
Yield: 60 quintals/hectare
Harvest: hand-picked in the early morning hours and delivered to the winery in small 8 kg crates.
Fermentation: after destemming, the grapes ferment in small steel tanks with selected yeasts at 23°C. During maceration, which lasts 10-12 days, daily cap breaks are carried out by manual fulling. After racking, malolactic fermentation takes place in steel tanks with indigenous lactic acid bacteria.
Aging: 8 months in French oak tonneau, 6 months in bottle before release.
Color: deep ruby red with light purplish highlights.
Nose: Varied notes ranging from fruity tones of blackberries, cherries, raspberries to spicy ones of rosemary, tobacco, cloves.
Palate: great structure with balanced acidity and fine tannins, silky but lively and well present to give the right liveliness and pleasant length to the wine.