Riserva del Conte

After 40 years, we wanted to commemorate the first vintage of the Riserva del Conte (the Count's Reserve). The same vineyard, the bushes in San Lucio, worked by hand for over 70 years with the same dedication. The same blend, Perricone and Nero d'Avola. And the same wood, chestnut.

 
 
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Riserva del Conte
Riserva del Conte
Grapes:
Perricone (67%) Nero d’Avola (33%).
Appellation:
Rosso Riserva DOC Contea di Sclafani.
Production area:
Regaleali Estate - Palermo - Sicily.
Vineyards:
"San Lucio" Ha 4.43.
Soil:
Fine clays slightly calcareous
Age of vineyard:
1959.
Altitude of vineyards:
480 meters a.s.l.
Vineyard exposure:
South-West.
Training system:
Bush
Pruning system:
Short spur
Vines per Ha:
6,000.
Yield per Ha:
34 q.li.
Harvest period:
September 21, 2010.
Weather conditions:
The low rainfall was well distributed throughout the year until the month of May, allowing a good growth of the vine. Temperatures however were almost always below the seasonal average, thus characterising the vintage conditions as rather cool. The weather was very good during maturation.
Production method:
Traditional in red in stainless steel tanks.
Fermentation temperature:
Inizio 20°C e fine 28°C.
Maceration:
25 days.
Malolactic fermentation:
Totally developed.
Ageing:
In barili di Castagno da 500 litri per 26 mesi.
Alcohol content:
14.00% Vol.
Wine analytical data:
pH 3.55 - TA 5.80 g/l - RS 3.40 g/l - TE 31.50 g/l.
 
 
Year
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2016
James Suckling
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93 points
2010
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2016
Robert Parker
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96 points
2010
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Vintage
2016
Guida Vitae
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Quattro viti
2010
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Vintage
2016
Bibenda
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Cinque Grappoli
2010
Year
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Vintage
2016
Slow Wine
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Grande Vino
2010
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2016
Guida Oro Veronelli
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Grande esordio
2010
Year
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Where
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Vintage
2016
Gambero Rosso
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Tre Bicchieri
2010
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Where
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Vintage
2016
Guida Vini d’Italia L’Espresso
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17,5
2010
 
 

NERO D’AVOLA

NERO D’AVOLA

Despite its long history, the Nero d'Avola grape has only become widely known and loved in recent years; now, this native Sicilian variety has reached great heights all over Italy and the world. Passion and dedication lie behind our red monovarietal, starting with the low yields in the vineyard which guarantee a high-quality vintage of notable concentration. By ageing it partly in wood and parly in steel vats, we can supplement the fresh fruity notes of a young wine with elegant spices and liquorice which bode very well for further maturing.

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.