Al Merat, from the Arabic “Rahal al Merat”: women’s village. Name of the first Arab settlement in the countryside of Santa Ninfa. Inspired by the large number of women who live there. Al Merat, Nero d’Avola vinified in purity. Refinement and complexity enhanced in French oak barrels for an average ageing period of 12 months, giving it an global appeal
NAME: DOC SICILIA
COLOUR: Ruby red with hints of purple
NOSE: Intense hints of sweet spices, violets, rhubarb, tobacco, graphite, humus and ripe plum
TASTE: Full and vigorous, soft, fine tannins and delicate freshness
PAIRING: Pork stew with apples and plums
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18 °C
GRAPE VARIETY USED: 100% Nero d’Avola
VINEYARD LOCATION: C.da Salinella, Scaldato e Galirmi (Santa Ninfa, TP)
ALTITUDE: 250 meters a.s.l.
SOIL TYPE: Clay-limestone of medium texture
FARMING SYSTEM: Counter espalier
GRAPE YIELD Q.LI/HA: 70
HARVEST PERIOD: First ten days of September
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14% Vol.
CONTENT OF SULPHITES: 82 mg/l
VINIFICATION: Following destemming-crushing, a long maceration at controlled temperature in stainless steel. Maturation for 12 months in stainless steel, followed by 12 months of ageing in French oak barriques
BOTTLE AGEING: 12 months
LONGEVITY OF THE WINE: 20 years
DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL: Ho.re.ca.
ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 2.000 bottles
FORMATS: 75 cl
PACKAGING: Cartons of 6 bottles each (horizontal)