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Terre Siciliane IGP Rosso ‘Don Pietro’

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Tasting Notes

Don Pietro Rosso is a so-called Sicilian Bordeaux blend of native Nero d’Avola with international varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Dedicated to Don Pietro, the founder of the winery and father of the current owner, it is the first wine ever bottled by the Spadafora winery in 1993 to honor Don Pietro’s recent passing.

This is an elegant red: more about details than power, with refined tannins, a plush texture and mouthwatering acidity structuring the flavors of black olive, sun-dried black cherry, licorice drop and grilled herb. It will pair well with hearty pastas, roasted or grilled meats and aged cheeses.

 

2008 vintage rated 90 points by Wine Spectator

2009 vintage rated 90 points by Wine Spectator

2010 vintage rated 90 points by Wine Spectator

Winery

Spadafora

Region

Sicilia

Varietal

40% Nero d'Avola, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot

Location of Vineyards

Contrada Virzì, Monreale, Palermo

Orientation

Northwest

Altitude

250 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Certified Organic

Soil

Sandy-Clay

Type of Cultivation

Simple Guyot esplaier

Vinification

The three varieties are harvested and processed separately. Maceration for 10 days at controlled temperature between 24 and 28C.

Aging

12 months in cement vats and 12 months in bottle.

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Total Production

45,000 bottles

Oenologist

Francesco Spadafora