Quota 1000 Contrada Barbabecchi is the top wine from the famous Graci Winery. A prestigious and powerful organic red wine made primarily from Nero Mascalese grapes from vines that grow in the vulcanic soil at above 1000 m. on Mount Etna.
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|Classification||Sicilia Rosso I.G.P.|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||Nerello Mascalese 97% and Nerello Cappuccio 3%|
|Maturation||24 months in oak barrels followed by 12 months ageing in the bottle.|
|Pairs with||It matches perfectly with red and grilled meats. Serving temperature 18-20 C|
Quota 1000 Contrada Barbabecchi is a single vineyard wine from the Barbabecchi Vineyard, which is located between 1,000 and 1,100 mt on the northern slopes of Mount Etna. The Nerello Mascalese vines are almost 100 years old and the grape yield low. At this altitude the grapes are harvested in November. This is a vineyard that produces wine of great depth and austerity. The wine has aged 24 months in oak barrels with spontaneous development of malolactic fermentation and for further 12 months in the bottle before marketing.
Colour: Purple red
Bouquet: The elegant nose shows delicious notes of small berries combined with a balmy trail and memories of Mediterranean scrub. Then come spices, licorice and rhubarb.
Taste: On the soft and fresh palate it introduces a velvety tannin and a sapid finish. Long lasting persistence reveals a perfect taste-olfactory match.
Longevity 10-15 years.