Mandrarossa Terre del Sommacco Nero d'Avola 2018
The Mandrarossa ‘Terre del Sommacco’ Nero d’Avola is a new interpretation of Sicily's classic red grape that demonstrates the result of site selection in this area. The wine comes from two vineyards with a combined size of just 1.5 hectares. The two sites are located in Contrada Miccina, in the comune of Contessa Entellina. The vines are 20 years old, and grow on south-west facing hills at 310 metres above sea level. Grapes were hand harvested and fermented in temperature-controlled cement tulip tanks. Ageing took place in stainless steel and cement tanks for the first eight months, after which the wine was racked off into large French oak casks for a further 19 months of ageing. The wine remained for eight months in bottle prior to release. Ruby-red in colour the Terre del Sommacco Nero d'Avola has intense aromas of red cherry, blackberry and violet with hints of spices. On the palate it is vibrant, soft and rounded, with delicate tannins and a refreshing acidity.