Aquilae Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon Terre Siciliane IGP
Powerful and decisive like the sun of Sicily, with characteristic notes of blackcurrant and plum, with hints of tobacco and mint. Decisive and elegant, harmonious, longlasting.
Wine Type: Red
Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Area of Production: Agrigento, Palermo and Caltanissetta provinces
Soil Type: sandy-silt soils, of medium consistency with an alkaline reaction due to the presence of limestone
Altitude of vineyards: from 200 m to 600 m a.s.l.
Averageage of vines: 15 years
Training System: predominantly vertical shoot positioning (VSP)
Yield/hectare: 8 tonnes
Harvest: end of August, beginning of September
Fermentation: small steel and cement tanks at 26ºC with 4 daily repassings of must over the grape dregs
Malolactic fermentation: totally carried out
Ageing: 8 months in concrete tanks
Maceration: 6-8 days
Bottle Ageing: 3 months before release
excellent with pappardelle pasta with wild boar ragout, rigatoni alla matriciana (bacon, tomato, olive oil and onion sauce), lamb stew. Also a winning combination with veal cheeks cooked in the very same wine, sweet-and-sour lamb, pork shanks with sauce. Preferably with aged, hard cheeses.