Balsamic hints, Red Fruit Aromas, Smooth
Cantine Pellegrino 1880
NEW VINTAGE: Deep red with violet hues. On the nose, intense notes of black cherries and pomegranates and delightful hints of wild blackberries.
On the palate, elegant and balanced, with intense notes of black cherries and mulberries and light balsamic hints.
Food Match: Braised meat, roasts, game and semi-aged cheese. Serve at 18 -19 C.
Harvest period starting from mid-August to the first ten days of September.
Partial maceration at low temperature followed by temperature controlled fermentation. 4 months of ageing in stainless steel.
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/