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.
Intense ruby color, to the nose it affords hints of fruits, such as currants, black cherries and plums, and flowers such as violets. To the palate it reflects the olfactory scents: it’s full and the tannins are not lacking while remaining discrete and round. Excellent length and balance.
Classification: Terre Siciliane Igt
Varieties: 100% Merlot
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: 6000 kg per hectare
Vinification: Harvested at phenolic ripening, it is 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 process is completed with aging in bottle.