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Producer Profile

Sicily's geography and climate are perfectly suited for the production of healthy, ripe grapes and quality wines.

Palazzo del Mare's vineyard sites are situated at an altitude of 200-300m, ensuring cooler night time temperatures which preserve crucial acidity in the grapes. Yields are naturally limited by the winds and the wines tend to be harvested earlier than many of their neighbours and consequently are bright and fresh. The Catarratto particularly displays that signature crisp, citrus laced fruit filled style while the Nero d´Avola delivers ample ripe, plummy fruit.

Viticulture

A combination of hand and machine harvested grapes. Yields are naturally limited by the winds and climatic conditions on the island and average around 7 tonnes per hectare. Vineyard sites are situated at an altitude of 200-300m, ensuring cooler night time temperatures which preserve crucial acidity in the grapes. The average age of the vineyards are 15 years old. The Palazzo wines tend to be harvested earlier than many of their neighbours and consequently they are bright and fresh with no jammy, baked flavours.

Winemaking

Made from sun dried Nero d'Avola grapes to remove the water content of the grape leaving behind the residual sugars and a highly concentrated juice before blending with a percentage of Nero d'Avola wine.

Oak Treatment

Time: 6 Months
Type: 50hl
% wine oaked: 15
% new oak: None

Tasting Note

This is unctious, decadent and delicious. Velvety aromas of cassis, and ripe red berry fruits on the nose. Soft and delicate on the palate, Christmas cake in a glass, soft and round with excellent body and balanced acidity. Persistent red cherry finish.

Food Matching

Rich game meats and steak dishes.

Technical Details

Varieties:
Nero d'Avola 100%

ABV:
13%

Closure:
Synthetic cork

Colour:
Red
 

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
6 x 75cl
 

PALAZZO DEL MARE, LEGGERMENTE APPASSITO, DOC SICILY, ITALY, 2017

£10.00Price