Barone di Serramarrocco
“Great sicilian red wine, the Barone di Serramarrocco; a superb expression of Pignatello, a rare and an ancient grape variety of Trapani’s wine district.
It boasts a dense purple colour with complex aromas of cassis, liquorice, tobacco, herbal scents of mint flower, eucalyptus and soft black fruits revealing the essence of its sicilian character. On the palate tannins are rich and refined, with bright acidity and a long balsamic finish.
Aged 18 months in new barriques of Troncais Allier, Barone di Serramarrocco is produced with the very best selection of Pignatello grapes harvested by hand in the “vigna di Sammarcello” of 3,75 hectares. Vines are trained by double Guyot system with a remarkable high density of 7.143 plants per hectare, with utmost attention to low yield production, of 1,10 kg per vine. First harvest 2006.
Wine: Red wine Pignatello Terre Siciliane IGP.
Production: 6.600 bottles , 360 Magnums
Alcohol Content: 13,5%vol.
Dry extract: 38 gr./l.
Grape Varieties: Pignatello 100%
Vineyard: Vigna di Sammarcello 3,75 ha. at 325 mt. a.s.l.
Location: Erice DOP Wine route (PDO) Soil
Composition: stony, calcareous, argillous soil to medium texture.
Vine breeding system: double Guyot . Vine density: 7.143 vines/ha
Average Yield: 85 Q.li/ha. 1,10 kg. per vine
Harvest: by hand approx. September 8th/September 15th
Vinification Process: 20/24 days fermentation and maceration on lees in temperature controlled stainless steel vats at 26-28°C. malolactic fermentation in concrete vats.
Ageing: 18 months in 300 lt. medium toasted Allier Troncais oak new
barrels and 10 months in bottle.