2009 Faro Palari from famous Faro producer Salvatore Geraci. His top wine from this exciting fast developing wine region. Made exclusively from native grapes this wine is quintessentially Sicilian and speaks with a sense of both this special place and its unique fruit.
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|Grapes||Nerello Mascalese 50%, Nerello Cappuccio 30%, Nocera 10%, altri vitigni 10%|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Pairs with||Red meat, game, tasty roasts or seasoned cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
The vines for the Faro Palari grow in south-east facing vineyards on the hills high above the Strait of Messina at an altitude of around 500 m. The grapes come from low yielding 80+ years old vines. The extreme conditions allow for a dramatic swing between warm day and cool night temperatures, creating an elegant balance between fruit and acidity in the resulting wine.
Grape harvest is done manually followed by temperature controlled fermentation with native yeasts. The wine spends two years in predominantly new barrels of French oak followed by extended rest for at least 18 months in the bottle unfiltered before release.
Colour: Ruby red with garnet hues.
Bouquet: Generous and intense with notes of jasmine, cardamom and ripe red fruits, combined with spice notes of vanilla and sweet oak.
Taste: Dry, velvety and harmonious with soft tannins, persistent finish.
Longevity 5-10 years.