The 2013 Ammasso from young and ambitious winery Barone Montalto. A Super-Sicilian wine made in a modern style from major grape varieties. Based on the appasimento method the resulting red wine is potent and elegant but finely balanced.
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|Grapes||Nero d'Avola - Nerello Mascalese - Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Pairs with||Good as meditation wine or with pasta dishes, tasty meat dishes and medium aged cheeses. Serve at 14-16 C.|
The vines for the Ammasso red wine grow in the Barone Montalto vineyards in a hilly area near the sea in the province of Trapani in western Sicily. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 350-500 meters above sea level, where the interaction between high daytime temperatures and cool nights gives both maturity and freshness in the grapes. The best grapes were hand-picked and placed in small cases and stored for 4 weeks in a controlled temperature fruit chamber room. The natural enzymatic processes develop the peculiar aromas and taste profile. Grapes were gently handled to preserve their delicate balance.
The wine rested for 8-10 months in medium toasted oak casks followed by 4 months in the bottle.
Colour: Deep ruby red
Bouquet: Opulent, powerful, but finely balanced.
Taste: Candied notes are wrapped around toasted ones giving the palate fullness and sensuality.
Longevity 10-15 years.