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Stemma - Red

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The STEMMA red comes from round top vineyards of the following varieties:
Nerello Mascalese 70%
Nero d’Avola 15%
Other tedrils 15%

Produced by a correct blending of native grapes, it is a very pleasant wine and with a soft taste.
It has a wide aromatic range with inklings of nutmeg, underwood and sugare cane.
The color is ruby with garnet reflexes.
Softe and delicate to the taste, with a note of butter balanced by an inkling of tosted bread in the end.
Ideal in the matching with risotto, steamed vegetables or grilled shellfish.
The grapes, vinified separately, come from espalier vineyards planted on sandy soils.

Technical card for Stemma Red

Classification: Typical Geographical Indication Sicily (IGT)
Type: red
First year of production: 1992

Bottles produced: 20000
Grapes: 70% nerello mascalese, 15% frappato, 15% nero d’avola

Implantation year: 1992
Height: 70 meters
Soil type: abundante frame with high lime presence; average dough origined from gypsum-sulfur strata.
Yield per hectar: 6.5 tonnes
Culture system: spurred cordon
Density: 3330 plants per hectar
Time of harvest: September 12
Production: Press-stripping and fermentation activated by native yeasts
Fermentation tank material: 150 cu. meters stainless steel tank
Fermentation temperature: 24-28 C
Time of bottling: June
Fermentation duration: 6 days
Alcoholic grade: 13
Aging: up to 7 years
Maximum pleasure age: from 1 to 2 years
Color: pale ruby red fading to cherry
Smell: intense aroma of strawberries and rapsberries
Taste: delicate and balanced, appears easy at start, after a few minutes it will be possible to pick the different nuances.
Best served at: 18-20C
Matching: Delicate cheeses, steamed red meats, insaccati, seafood salads.