Credits: © Piero Pardini – The Wolf Post – Italia
Wine: Giulio Cesare
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.
Classification: Mamertino Rosso D.O.C..
Grapes: 60% Nero d’Avola 40% Nocera.
Provenance: Furnari (ME), Tenuta Masseria
Soil: medium mixture tending to calcareous.
Altimetry: 160 mt. s.l.m..
Training system: spurred cordon.
Average yield: 55-60 ql / ha.
Vines per hectare: 4,000
Harvest: manual mid-September.
Vinification: the grapes are macerated at a controlled temperature for the first 24 hours at 12°C. Afterwards the temperature is allowed to rise slowly until it reaches 28°C. The duration of maceration is variable. After racking, the grapes are softly pressed.
Aging: in French oak barrels of variable capacity from 225 to 3000 liters for about 14 months, after bottling it rests at a controlled temperature for about 6 months.
Serving temperature: 18°-20° C.
Clear, intense ruby red color with light orange textures, good consistency.
The sample opens with floral notes reminiscent of a potpourri of red flowers, followed by hints of small dark berries, such as blackberry, raspberry, currant, nuances of ripe fruit almost in jam, spicy notes of vanilla, cardamom and tobacco ; roasted notes of freshly ground coffee and cocoa powder close.
In the mouth the sip is rich, intense and with an important but well-polished tannin. A perfectly balanced wine in all its parts.
It is recommended in combination with a roasted guinea fowl.
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