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Don Totò - Red

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The DON TOTO' red comes from espalier vineyards having a density of 3400 plants per hectar. The pruning is done by gujot.

100% Nero d'Avola with high barriques
It's a strong, imposing, determined, generous wine, bound to leave a mark, just like the founder of the lineage from which it takes the name and the effigy on the label. The wine is elegant, complex, full-bodied to the taste, with an unmistakable color and aroma.
The aging in barriques never overpowers the personality of the Nero d'Avola in purity.

Notes of the Baron Nicolo'

I wished to dedicate this wine to my ancestor Salvatore, “Don Toto'”, who was not only the founder of the farm and a brilliant businessman, but also a source of pride and inspiration for me.
Following his noble and far-seeing example, I wanted to keep high the honor of the lineage, using all that from him was handed down to me in terms of knowledge of the land and respect fo the traditions.
As himself, I dedicate all my time in reaching the excellence of my product, trying to hand down all the expereience acquired on the fiels to who of the family will keep on following these objectives.

Technical card for Don Toto' Red

Classification: Typical Geographical Indication Sicily (IGT)
Type: red
First year of production: 1997
Bottles produced: 5000
Grapes: Nero d'Avola from aged tendrils
Implantation year: 1984-86
Height: 70/80 meters
Soil type: abundante frame with high lime presence; average dough origined from gypsum-sulfur strata.
Yield per hectar: 4.5 tonnes
Culture system: spurred cordon
Density: 3330 plants per hectar
Time of harvest: September 8
Production: Press-stripping and inoculation of selected yeasts, warm devatting, end of fermentation in barriques where the product is kept for about 8 months
Fermentation tank material: french oak cask of 225 liters
Fermentation temperature: 24-28 C
Time of bottling: 1-2 years after harvest
Fermentation duration: 15 days
Alcoholic grade: 13.5
Aging: up to 15 years
Maximum pleasure age: from 4 to 10 years
Color: deep ruby red
Smell: aroma of ripe fruit and jams, light inkling of vanilla, extremely wrapping and involving.
Taste: complex, soft, balanced, the barrique does not prevail. Awesome inkling of sour-cherry in back-smell.
Best served at: 18-20C
Matching: Roasts and fat meats, very savoury and aromatic cheeses.