Guarnaccio Perricone

Described for the first time in 1735, Perricone - also called “Guarnaccio” by the vignerons in Regaleali - has been cultivated on the estate since 1954. From the historic San Lucio vineyard, a selection has enabled the establishment of new vineyards from which this wine comes, rich in polyphenols and spicy aromas, evoking memories of an antique wine tradition.

 
 
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Guarnaccio Perricone
Guarnaccio Perricone
Grapes:
Perricone.
Appellation:
Sicilia DOC.
Production area:
Regaleali Estate - Palermo - Sicily.
Vineyards:
"Ciminnita" 2,6 Ha.
Age of vineyard:
2011.
Altitude of vineyards:
480 meters a.s.l.
Vineyard exposure:
South-West.
Vines per Ha:
4,600.
Yield per Ha:
75 ql.
Maceration:
13 days.
Malolactic fermentation:
Totally developed.
Alcohol content:
13.50 % Vol.
Wine analytical data:
TA 5.40 g/l - RS 1.70 g/l - TE 36.20 g/l.
 
 

Serving temperature:

18°C.
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2016
Robert Parker
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90 points
2013
Year
What
Where
Award
Vintage
2016
James Suckling
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93 points
2013
 
 

PERRICONE

PERRICONE

Once widely planted in Sicily – especially in the provinces of Palermo and Trapani, where it was for many years the only red variety – Perricone (also known as Pignatello) is today a rarity. The clusters are long, often measuring as much as 33 centimetres, conic-cylindrical in shape, and of medium density. The bluish berry is large and round, with thick but not particularly tough skin and a heavy bloom. It produces wines that are relatively high in alcohol though not particularly rich in extract.