Fragrance, freshness. A 100% Nerello Mascalese, son of the vineyards cultivated on the red soils of Western Sicily, rich in sand and skeleton. The grapes are harvested when fully phenolic ripe (first ten days of September) and left to macerate at a controlled temperature for about two weeks, in order to bring the right tonality and aromatic richness. After fermentation, the wine ages first in steel and then in wood for 2/4 months. The Nerello Mascalese of Tenute Orestiadi releases intense aromas of small red fruits and hints of licorice and spices on the nose. On the palate it is soft, harmonious and with a good structure. It goes well with first courses such as bucatini all'amatriciana, busiate alla trapanese. Also good with long-aged cheeses.
Grown on a sandy red iron rich soil ‘Pignatello’ which is used locally for pottery. The vineyards are between 100 and 300 metres above sea level. Aromas of fruits of the forest, cherry, and five spice. On the palate rich, bright juicy sour cherry flavours with light round tannins. Medium bodied and a perfect wine for a warm summer evening. Lovely!
ABOUT TENUTE ORESTIANDI
This Sicilian estate just an hour southwest of Palermo source fruit from around the ancient town of Gibellina and of course on Mt. Etna. Tenute Orestiadi is a project born of the Orestiadi Foundation, based in Gibellina, and a local co-op Cantine Ermes.
Sicily is an island with a long tradition of winemaking and Molino a Vento (Tenute Orestiadi) in the hills at Gibellina is a well-known vineyard. They grow indigenous Sicilian varietals. Unique Terroir characterized by different soils, different microclimates and different altitudes create selections of native single vineyards of Tenute Orestiadi.
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