On the Baglio Sorìa estate, an extraordinary winemaking gem from Firriato is born. A quintessential Sicilian red that has won over winelovers all over the world with its pleasing complexity and perfect balance between freshness and alcohol content. Rich in fruit and elegance, it is a Sicilian pioneer in combining international and native grapes. The farming terroir, proximity to the coast, and soils composed mainly of clay and red marl, combine to create unique pedoclimatic conditions in the agricultural landscape of western Sicily. Santagostino Baglio Sorìa Rosso is a child of this uniqueness and has remained true to itself for more than 30 vintages. It reveals itself, vintage after vintage, an elective witness of Firriato’s winemaking style with Its impenetrable ruby red color. In the glass it expresses itself with elegant nuances and velvety tannins.
CLASSIFICATION: I.G.T. Terre Siciliane
GRAPE VARIETIES: Nero d’Avola and Syrah
PRODUCTION AREA: Agro di Trapani – Baglio Sorìa Estate
SOIL TYPE: Clayey limestone.
EXPOSURE: South-southwest (200 meters above sea level).
GROWTH SYSTEM: Counter-espalier with spurred cordon/Guyot pruning PLANTS PER HECTARE: 5,500/6,000
YIELD PER HECTARE: 7,000/7,300 kg.
HARVEST: Manual harvest. Nero d’Avola II decade of September, Syrah I deca- de of September
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 24°-26°C
PERIOD OF FERMENTATION: 10 days
WINE-MAKING:Traditional red wine making in thermally controlled stainless steel tanks MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION:Turned
AGING: 8 months in American oak barrels
BOTTLE AGING: Approximately 6 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.35 % vol. | PH: 3.58 | TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.25 g/lt (average value)
FIRST VINTAGE PRODUCED: 1991
ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 400,000 bottles
FORMATS: 75 cl and 1.5 L bottle
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16°-18°C
RECOMMENDED CHALICE: Slightly pot-bellied Ballon