The moon, ever-changing and loyal, loving and cold, beautiful and mysterious, shrouded by a sense of immortality, has fascinated humankind since the beginning of time. In fact, humans have always endeavored to grasp her sensuality and learn her secrets for living in harmony with mother nature. Over the centuries the regular course of its rising and waning has greatly influenced the popular beliefs. The phases of the moon with the mysterious celestial waves that accompany them regulate human behavior, tides, plant growth, and rainfall. They have great importance in sowing, planting, crop care, harvesting and storage. This fascination and these reflections have inspired our line luna: wines that express nuanced hints and reach deep in the soul of guests charming then the magic of a dream.
Classification: Sicilia DOC
Varieties: Nero d’Avola – Syrah
Alcohol by volume : 13,0% Vol. (the alcohol content is indicative and may vary by +/- 0.50% by vol.)
Area of production : Salaparuta, 350-500 masl, south-east aspect
Soil: Medium soil texture, from moderately deep to deep with a rich skeleton consisting of abundant pebbles, slightly calcareous and patches of dark vegetal soils.
Training and pruning: Upwards-trained vertical trellis, guyot
Yield per hectare: 8000 kg per hectare of nero d’avola/ 8000 kg per hectare of syrah
Vinification: Harvested at phenolic ripening, the varieties are fermented separately and left to macerate for 12-15 days at 26 °c with daily pump-overs. After racking, it is aged in steel for about 4 months. A part is aged in barriques. The blend is made once the process is completed.
Organoleptic characteristics: Purple red color, both dark and intense. To the note it has fruity notes ranging from licorice to black berries. To the palate it has a good body and soft and round tannins. Good length that tends to a fruity finish.
Pairings: Perfect with aged cheese and cold cuts.