TERRE SICILIANE I.G.P.
45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 55% Merlot
2011 | available vintages 2008 - 2009 - 2010
A Bordeaux man among the Nebrodi.
A fine Sicilian wine that looks beyond the Strait, made with international grapes but which carries within itself the imprint of the territory and the personal style of the producer.
The flagship of Nicolas Gatti Russo takes its name from his second son, with a strong, gritty and resilient character that defines a charming personality.
Produced with bunches of cabernet sauvignon and merlot wisely bred, according to the dictates of organic farming, in the vineyards of the Cuprani district, in Librizzi (ME), Franco represents the magical result of a tradition that is defined all over the world as "cut bordolese ”, the blend par excellence.
In this appreciated and award-winning wine lies the quintessence of Nicolas Gatti Russo's ability and vocation for the production of high quality wines.
Frank wines, in fact, which are born from the careful, tiring, daily work in the vineyards. A peasant work, as a team, headed by the owner of the company, a winemaker among the winemakers.
Franco should be drunk while slowing down. One sip at a time, one emotion at a time.
AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Silver Medal | Concours Mondial Brussels 2013
Gold Medal | International Wine Guide 2013 | Diploma | Vitoria - Gasteiz (Spain)
Great Sicilian Wines Award | 1st classified Category Structured Red Wines for aging | Palermo 2011
The 2008 vintage, in addition to prestigious prizes and awards, including international ones, was the winner in its category in an important "blind" AIS competition
NAME: Terre Siciliane I.G.P.
VARIETY: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
FIRST VINTAGE: 2008
COLOR: intense red
BOUQUET: complex of wild berries, balsamic notes and medicinal herbs
TASTE: splendid entry in the mouth, ample, energetic, decisive, a gritty and complex tannic structure linked to the sweet notes of wood, making it pleasantly smooth and with a long finish
VINIFICATION AND AGING
FERMENTATION CONTAINERS: stainless steel vats
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 26 - 28 ° C
MACERATION TIMES 8 - 12 days
AGING: 12 months in barriques and 6 months in bottle
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 5,000
Excellent with first courses, stews, braised meats, roasts, grilled meats, game.
Also excellent with cured raw ham and Nebrodi Black Pig salami, Sant’Angelo PGI salami, malga cheeses and Sicilian dairy products such as Ragusano D.O.P., Piacentino Ennese, Provola dei Nebrodi.
Prized wine for special occasions or an evening among connoisseurs, which never fails to conquer.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 15 %
AGING CAPACITY: excellent potential, from 8 years upwards (ed. to be checked with Nicolas)
BOTTLE SIZES: 0.75 L | Magnum
SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 16/18 ° C