Abbey of Santa Anastasia Passomaggio 2018 - red
Generous and sincere wine.
An elegant passage inbarriques, makes its tannic note enveloping which transforms into a silky tasting pleasantness.
Vigorous in its aromas, it narrates the two grape varieties of origin (Nero d 'Avola and Merlot) between aromas of cherry, blackberry, currant, lavender, vanilla.
Exciting with meat dishes, game but also risottos and first courses with a strong taste.
Color : The Passomaggio has an intense and deep ruby red color.
Smell : elegant and persistent. Vigorous in its aromas, it tells in a clear and distinct way the two vines of origin between hints of red fruit, cherry, blackberry, currant, aromas dictated by Nero d'Avola.
It continues to tell its story with more complex and intriguing varietal hints of Merlot: lavender, mint, thyme, licorice, anise, vanilla, white pepper and a sweet sweet pepper.
Taste : structured, full-bodied, soft in its tannic perception, it envelops us in a persuasive finish of spices.
Service temperature : 16 / 18C..
Pairing : red and white meat, game, aged cheeses, stretched curd cheeses, cured meats, first courses (white pork ragù from Nebrodi) and risottos.
Classification : DOC Sicilia Rosso
Certification : Organic
Vines : 65% Nero d'Avola 35% Merlot from biodynamic grapese
Location Vineyards : Castelbuono (PA) - C.da Santa Anastasia - Locality Passo di Maggio 400 m. s.l.m.
N. plants per hectare : 4000
Yield per hectare : Nero d'Avola 8,000 kg, Merlot 6,000 kg.
Harvest : Manual harvest: Nero d 'Avola end of September, Merlot first ten days of September. Harvest starts in the early hours of dawn in order to take advantage of the coolness of the morning.
Alc.% Vol. : 13.5%