CLASSIFICATION: Salaparuta Nero d 'Avola D.O.C.
VINE: Nero d 'Avola 100%
YEAR OF PRODUCTION: I GATTOPARDO SICILY I.G.T. in 1990 It became GATTOPARDO SALAPARUTA NERO D 'AVOLA DOC in 2006
TERRITORY: Salaparuta Hills in the province of Trapani situated in the Belice valley
LAND: Middle mixed clayey
AGE VINE: 15 YEARS
ALTITUDE: 380-550 meters sea level
VINEYARDS: in the counter with density 'of plants per hectare medium-high (2200 plants). Guyot pruning. It produces 100 quintals per hectare
CLIMATE: Mediterranean, with warm summers and mild winters.
HARVEST: Manual (from the third week of September to the third week of October) Vinification Soft pressing of the pomace maceration on the skins for 10 days. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature 28 ° / 30 ° C. for a period of 15-20 days (malo-lactic)
AGING: 3 months in Allier barriques medium roast fine-grained and 5 months in bottle temperature controlled
BOTTLING: Sterile cold with microfiltration and pressure of nitrogen
TASTING: intense and brilliant red color with purple hues tending to purple. A delicate and fruity raspberry, blackberry and black cherry. Then pepper, leather, tobacco and light cacao. Around, a fine balsamic frame .. Taste balanced, full-bodied and well structured. forceful and energetic;
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,00% VOL.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18 ° - 20 ° C.
STORING: very cool (13 ° - 15 °) and not too moist
DURATION: Drink now or age 5-6 years old cellars with suitable
RECOMMENDED GLASS: for aged red wines in excellent shape very big and broad.
CAPACITY: CL 75
The name of iGattopardo wines is inspired by the famous novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's "The Leopard"
Tomasi di Lampedusa talk about events of the present time, that a spirit of Sicilian mentioned several times as gattopardesco.
Explain that the changes that have occurred in the island several times in the course of history, the Sicilian people have adapted to other "invaders", but does not change in the essence and character of the Sicilians themselves.
In fact, he wants to express the incoherent adaptation to the new, but at the same time the real inability to change themselves, and therefore the innate pride of the Sicilians.
"We were the Leopards, the Lions; There will be those who will replace the jackals, hyenas; and everyone Leopards, jackals and sheep continue to believe the salt of the earth. "