Iri da Iri Cerasuolo di Vittoria D.O.C.G Classico 2015
Vineyard: Single vineyard in the high plateau of Biddine Soprano
Type of terrain: reddish-orange soil
Category: DOCG Cerasuolo di Vittoria “Classico”
Grape variety: Nero d’Avola 60%, Frappato 40%
Methods of growth: espaliers and cord, 5.000 plants/hectare
Production per hectare: 6.000 kg
Harvest period: second ten days of September
Fermentation: after a selection of the finest bunches, the grapes were destemmed and pressed, and the must fermented on its skins for a period of approximately ten days.
Aging period: racking and aging in 130-gallon tonneaux for 24 months, long aging in glass for at least 18 months.
Alcohol level: 13,50%
Color: a brilliant cherry red with garnet highlights.
Aroma: complex and harmonious of small red fruits, ripe cherries, dried apricots with spicy notes, vanilla, licorice and cocoa.
Flavor: soft, full, tightly woven tannins, present, velvety and persistent. Complex and particularly pleasant aromatic closure.
Best paired with: excellent with elaborate dishes of red meat, pork, lamb.
Serve at: 17° – 18 °C (64° – 65° F).