Verdò - from the recognized Sicilian producer Barone Sergio. A unique and unusual Sicilian wine. The result of the union between a French grape variety – the Petit Verdot - planted into the chalky soil typical of the Eastern side of Sicily. A potent, mature and fruity red wine.
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|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Maturation||The wine was matured for 12-15 months partly in steel tanks and partly in French oak-barriques followed by 6-8 months in the bottles.|
|Bouquet||On the nose memories of wild and rich ripe fruits.|
|Taste||Full-body and round with a great concentration of fruits.|
|Pairs with||Pasta dishes, pizza, tasty meat dishes and medium aged cheeses. Serve at 18-20 C.|
In one of the most charming places in Eastern Sicily, the fertile Valley of Noto south of Siracusa, lies the Eloro DOC zone, one of the best suited for cultivation of the Nero d’Avola and Moscato di Noto grapes. Here lie the Le Mandrie and Gaudioso estates, which have been owned by the family of Baron Sergio for generations. A historical family estate that has been turned into a modern winery under the management of Baron Giovanni Sergio. The ancient outbuildings have been renovated and reorganised to house modern winemaking facilities.
The Petit Verdot vines for the Verdò red wine grow in Barone Sergio‘s vineyards in the Valley of Noto close to Siracusa and near the sea in Southeastern Sicily at an altitude of 70 m. The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted and destalked followed by fermentation on the skins in stainless steel tanks. The wine was matured for 12-15 months partly in steel tanks and partly in French oak-barriques followed by 6-8 months in the bottles.