Rosso del Conte

Many define it as the true “SuperTasca.” Iconic wine of the company, it is the result of an intuition of Count Giuseppe who in 1954 planted vineyards of Perricone and Nero d’Avola, cultivated as bushes, with the aim of creating an important red that could match French wines for elegance and longevity. The true expression of the personality of the producer and the terroir of origin.

 
 
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Rosso del Conte
Rosso del Conte
Grapes:
A selection of best Nero d’Avola grapes (63%) and other red vaieties among those authorized by the DOC (37%).
Appellation:
Rosso DOC Contea di Sclafani.
Production area:
Regaleali Estate - Palermo - Sicily.
Vineyards:
Girato of 8 Ha.
Soil:
Fine clay, slightly calcareous.
Age of vineyard:
2002
Altitude of vineyards:
650 meters a.s.l.
Vineyard exposure:
South-West.
Training system:
Bush and Espalier.
Pruning system:
Short spur.
Vines per Ha:
4,000.
Yield per Ha:
5.2 t on average.
Harvest period:
5th October 2011.
Weather conditions:
Cold and rainy winter, long and dry spring, short and very rainy summer.
Production method:
Traditional in red in stainless steel tanks.
Fermentation temperature:
20-28°C.
Maceration:
20 days.
Malolactic fermentation:
Totally developed.
Ageing:
18 months in 100% new French oak (Allier & Tronçais) 225 liter barrels. 6 months in bottle before release.
Alcohol content:
14% Vol.
Wine analytical data:
pH 3.61 - TA 6.50 g/l - RS 2.00 g/l - TE 35.20 g/l.
 
 

Colour:

Deep ruby red.

Bouquet:

Intense aroma’s of spices, licorice, coffee and light fruity end.

Taste:

Great elegance, with good freshness and silkiness, long persistence, well balanced.
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2016
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OTHER VARIETIES

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.

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.