Tasca Rosso del Conte Nero d’Avola Contea di Sclafani 2013
£318.00 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Perricone and Nero d’Avola cultivated as head-trained bush vines in the San Lucio vineyard. It has a long history made of numerous evolutions among which various typologies of aging (big chestnut barrels from 1970 to 1987, big barrels of Slavonian oak up to 1991 and subsequently tonneau and barrique in French oak). It was the first single-vineyard wine in Sicily.
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Rosso del Conte, created in 1970, was the first expression of great quality and longevity produced in Sicily. Created with intention by Conte Giuseppe, it expresses the characteristics of the Regaleali Estate. In the beginning, Perricone and Nero d’Avola cultivated as head-trained bush vines in the San Lucio vineyard. It has a long history made of numerous evolutions among which various typologies of aging (big chestnut barrels from 1970 to 1987, big barrels of Slavonian oak up to 1991 and subsequently tonneau and barrique in French oak). It was the first single-vineyard wine in Sicily.
ROSSO DEL CONTE Vintage 2013 The Rosso del Conte, created in 1970, is the first expression of quality and longevity made in Sicily. Created by Count Giuseppe because it expresses the characteristics of the Regaleali Estate. It originates from Perricone and Nero d’Avola, from a sapling cultivation at the San Lucio vineyard. It has a long history in which it has evolved and aged using different techniques (chestnut barrels from 1970 to 1987, Slavonic rover barrels until 1991 and finally French rover tenneaus and barriques). It was the first single vineyard wine in Sicily.
Technical Details • Grapes: A selection of best Nero d’Avola grapes (41%), Perricone (31%) and other red varieties (28%). • Appellation: Rosso DOC Contea di Sclafani. • Growing area: Regaleali Estate – Palermo - Sicily. • Vineyard: Vigne San Lucio •
Type of soil: Sandy loam, moderately deep with presence of some stony particles (10%). Yellowish brown in colour, relatively chalky; it is alkaline. Down deep, there is a horizon of calcium carbonate that fosters maintenance of water supply. Good balance of quantity elements gives the plants average vigour. • Year of planting: 1965. • Elevation: 480 m s.l.m. • Exposure: South West. • Training system: Bush • Pruning system: Short spur. • Vines per Ha: 4.400. • Grapes yield per Ha: 5,4 t on average. •
Harvest period: 25 September for Perricone; 24 October for Nero d’Avola. • Weather pattern: Spring and summer were hot while fall was cooler than usual. No rain in spring and summer. From mid-August rain intensified through fall. Spring helped the plants grow significantly, with slow ripening. • Fermentation: Traditional for reds in stainless steel. • Fermentation Temperature: 20°C at start 28°C at finish. •
Length of fermentation: 20 days. •
Malolactic Fermentation: Fully developed. •
Ageing: 225-litre French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais) all new, for 18 months. In bottle for 12 months. • Alcohol Content: 14,5 % Vol. • Wine Analytical Data: pH 3,32 - AT 7,40 g/l - ZR 2,0 g/l - ET 37,70 g/l
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