Color: Ruby red with reflections of violet.
Bouquet: Emerging notes of matured fruits like blackberries, wild strawberries, cherries integrated with inklings of spice derived from the aging in the wooden barriques.
Flavor: Dry, with a structure of delicate tannins, balanced by a pleasing acidity and a fruity taste on the palate.
An elegant wine that expresses all of the intensity of Sicily.
This wine is produced in Sambuca of Sicily, in the province of Agrigento. It is best when grown with a lot of sunlight and in soil that has a light amount of clay. The type of farming is "Espalier”, used with an average density of planting where there are 4500 plants per 2.5 Acres.
|Wine maker notes
|100% Pinot Noir. It is a variety that is precocious, maturing around the end of August or beginning of September.
Collected from the grapes that have achieved perfect, aromatic, and polyphenolic maturation, they are de-stemmed and cooled for compressing and maceration at 54 degrees for 2 days. The successive alcoholic fermentation takes place for 7 days at 77 degrees. A small portion of the wine is matured in French oak barriques for 6-7 months.
|Accompanies savory first courses like pasta with meat sauce, second courses with red meats, medium-spiced roasts, and semi-matured cheeses.
|Celebrated for its hot sunny climate, historic monuments and rich culinary tradition, Sicily has been producing rich flavored and full-bodied wines since Greek and Roman times. Well known for its warm Mediterranean climate, hot sun, intense sun-light, and fertile soil, Sicily has blossomed into one of the world’s most promising wine regions.
Arancio cultivates its own grapes in two large estates along the windy south coast of the island. A total of 1,700 acres of estate vineyards are planted in single varietal fields in order to offer 100% single varietal wines to the final consumer.
Arancio’s new state-of-the-art facilities are utilized to take full advantage of what this bountiful land has to offer. A new generation of talented and passionate Sicilian winemarkers and vineyard managers produce Arancio wines that are consistent representations of Sicilian and International varietals grown in the hot Sicilian climate. Arancio wines are well reviewed by all major international magazines, year after year.