Altavilla Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Firriato lt.0,75
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Firriato Altavilla Della Corte Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Terre Siciliane IGT
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Area of production: Trapani countryside – Borgo Guarini
Kind of soil: mix of clay and limestone
Esposition: south/south west (250 m. a.s.l.)
Training System: cordon trained, spur pruned or Guyot
Vines per Hectare: n°5.000/6.000
Yield per hectare: 7.800/8.200 Kg
Harvest Period: hand picking. II decade of September
Fermentation temperature: 24-26°C.
Period of fermentation: 10-12 days
Vinification: traditional in red in stainless steel tanks with temperature control
Malolactic fermentation: done
Maturation: 7 months in French and American barriques
Maturation in bottle: about 3 months
Alchool degree: 14% Vol.
PH: 3,42 g/l (average)
Total Acidity: 6,11 g/l (average)
First produced vintage: 1989
Vintage production: 240.000 bottles
Formats: 75 cl. bottle
Serving temperature: 16-18°C.
Suggested glass: wide ballon, for structured wines
It’s the love and glory seal of the most representative French grape varieties, that now live again in a sweet and sinuous scenario, the Trapani land of Borgo Guarini. The famous vines of Cabernet Sauvignon tell of a terroir in which they’re planted on a exclusive base, giving richness and singleness to a wine symbol of quality and passion. The complexity of the different climatic conditions, typical of the several micro areas of production, and the orographical variability confirm the effectivness of the heroic viticulture run by the Firriato family and present an uncomparable grape.Altavilla Della Corte is an absolute leadind actor on the wine scene and recall its noble roots, noble like its name.
Color: Deep and intense rubin red with a purplish rim
Nose: The nose is totally seduced by the captivating scents of cherries, blueberries, blackberries and rhubarb, enveloped by warm kints of dark chocolate, juniper and tobacco. Only the Cabernet can express such a bouquet.
Palate: It’s soft and captivating, irresistible with its fresh and velvety tannins that embrace a balanced acidity and a sensual taste.
Characteristics: it’s the perfect marriage of quality and traditions, respectful of the esteemed French vine. The Cabernet Sauvignon expresses the best of its personality to celebrate both the French homeland and the adoptive land of Sicily.
This bodied wine is pleasantly matched with dishes based on meat and well aged cheese. Try it with the beef filet with balsamic vinegar!