NERA MADRE

This elegant red wine is a tribute to the Black Virgin of Tindari, whose ancient statue is worshipped in the sanctuary dedicated in her honour.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
VINEYARD: contrada Ronzino, Patti (Messina), 300 m. a.s.l. Organic
TRAINING SYSTEM: on espaliers and cordon-trained and spur pruned
TIME OF HARVEST: during the last 10 days of September
WINEMAKING: maceration on the skins
MATURATION: 12-15 months, 6 of which in barriques
AGEING: in the bottle for 6 months
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14% by vol.
ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS:
COLOUR vivid ruby red with excellent intensity
AROMA pervasive, marked by the grapes' right degree of ripening; elegant and sweet with hints of ripe fruit
TASTE marvellously rich with highly noble and soft tannins
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: ideal with first-course dishes prepared with tomato or meat ragu sauces; also pairs well with roasted tuna, tuna and onion stew, and semi-hard cheeses
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18°-20°C
BOTTLED AT THE SOURCE