Tasting the Mamertino Rosso Riserva DOC of the Vigna nica means stopping time and getting lost in an elegance of flavours which emanate thanks to the long aging in wood. Savouring, sip by sip, not only a wine fit for a special dish, but also the long wait and hard work by the people who, with great satisfaction, produced it.
The wine: Mamertino Denomination: D.O.C. Mamertino Rosso Riserva Grape Variety: Nero D’avola, Nocera, Nerello Mascalese Agriculture: Organic with use of bio-dynamic treatment, no chemical intervention. Harvest: early in the morning, in small 16-kilo cases. Hand-picked grapes Oenologist: Alessandro Pensabene Winemaking process: Extended maceration on skins at controlled temperatures that vary from 18°C to 24°C depending on winemaking phase with pumpovers, delestage and consequent malolactic fermentation Aging: 12 months in 5 hl barrels of French oak. Colour: Intense ruby red. Nose: The tertiary aromas from long aging in barrels are highlighted with sweet touches, with hints of plum and cherry jam in the background. Taste: Mellow impact, velvety wood tannins that give a perfect balance. Alcohol: from 13,5% vol to 14.5% vol based on the year of production