Fruity, Harmonius, Intense, Vibrant
Cantine Pellegrino 1880
Deep red with violet reflections, with aromas of cherries and berry fruits that are intense and enticing.
On the palate, this wine is vibrant warm and harmonious.
Lovely match to red meat and game. Best served at 18 – 19 C
This Merlot is grown in the province of Trapani, on a clayey, very skeletal soil at an altitude of 100m a.s.l. The Mediterranean climate, of mild winters, low rainfall, very hot and windy summers gives this variety a very appealing character.
The harvest is in the last ten days of August; partial low temperature maceration, thermo-controlled fermentation. Refines four month in stainless steel vats.
The Pellegrino family has always personally overseen the activities in the vineyard and in the winery, and the family is still today, having reached the seventh generation, involved daily in the management of the company. A long family history made up of respect, care, love and dedication, of values handed down from father to son, which today make it one of the greatest families of Sicilian wine.
The Pellegrino vineyards are located in the westernmost part of Sicily, which is characterized by a great variety of microclimates. The territory boasts the highest vine-covered area in Italy as it is considered the most suitable area of the island for grape growing. Here in fact the intense light, the dry climate, the fresh soils, the winds coming from the south and the strong atmospheric temperature range, create the ideal conditions for the production of quality wines.
It was the Phoenicians who, between the eighth and seventh century BC, introduced vine cultivation in these territories. We are therefore in the cradle of the native Sicilian vines: grillo, inzolia, catarratto, grecanico, zibibbo, malvasia, nero d’avola, nerello mascalese and frappato, these vines have always been used here for the production of great wines.https://www.carlopellegrino.it/en/