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Torreforte - Red

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The TORREFORTE red comes from espalier vineyards having a density of 3400 plants per hectar.
he pruning is done by gujot-spurred cordon. The tendrils are over 9 years old.

100% Nero d'Avola from aged implants
It is a particular red wine for its really aristocratic polyphenolic heritage, for its sweet tannin makeup, of elegant, soft quality, without equals in its genre.
Its classic trait wraps superbly the history and the landscape from which it origins.
The great harmony to the taste and the elegance of the aroma make of it a wine for meditation.
This marvelous result is obtained limiting the production of vines to 4 tonnes per hectar and carefully selecting on the the best grapes.
It matches roasts, red meat grills, feathered and bigger game.

Technical card for Torreforte Red

Classification: Typical Geographical Indication Sicily (IGT)
Type: red
First year of production: 2000
Bottles produced: 60000
Grapes: nero d'avola from aged tendrils
Implantation year: 1984-1986
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
Production: Press-stripping and inoculation of selected yeasts, warm devatting.
Fermentation tank material: 150 cu. meters stainless steel tank
Fermentation temperature: 24 C
Time of bottling: 3 years after harvest
Fermentation duration: 12-14 days
Alcoholic grade: 14.5
Aging: up to 20 years
Maximum pleasure age: from 4 to 10 years
Color: garnet red
Smell: aromatically complex wine, rich in spices, leather and hydrocarbon
Taste: pleasant and wrapping with tannins of uniqe value. Only an expert palate is able to fully catch its undertones.
Best served at: 18-20C
Matching: Roasts and fat meats, very savoury and aromatic cheeses, oven pork shank and game.