CVA Aquilae Merlot - Cva Canicattì - Vini Siciliani

Aquilae Merlot

Merlot Terre Siciliane IGP

A vine, representing the typical characteristics of our territory: distinctive fruity notes like cherry and strawberry and nuances of spicy notes, harmonic, smooth, well-balanced and refreshing tannins.

Production

Wine Type: Red
Grapes: Merlot
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)
Plants/hectare: 4000-5000
Yield/hectare: 8 tonnes
Harvest: end of August, beginning of September

Vinification

Fermentation: in small steel and cement tanks at 26 ºC with 4 pump-overs daily
Malolactic fermentation: totally carried out
Ageing: short time in small French oak casks
Maceration: 6-8 days
Bottle Ageing: 3 months before release

Food Pairing

a winner with tagliolini pasta with mushrooms and sausages, rigatoni pasta with hare ragout or braised veal cooked in the very same wine. Excellent with a rare juicy Chianina (T-bone) steak and with the renowned Rossini tournedos (filet mignon). Outstanding with Pecorino di Fossa cheese.

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