First Merlot harvest August 19, thinning of July 10. Second harvest, Nero d’Avola, August 27, thinning of July 20. Third harvest, Cabernet Sauvignon, September 17, thinning of July 30. Blend in the tanks mid December. Aging in cement tanks; racking after malolactic. Alc/vol 14,25%, acidity 5,00 and ph 3,60. Bordeaux color. Scent and taste of milk chocolate. The feeling of having already tried it. Dressed up like once was. Label color matching the wine. To drink for the next 6/10 years.

First Merlot harvest August 19, thinning of July 10. Second harvest, Nero d’Avola, August 27, thinning of July 20. Third harvest, Cabernet Sauvignon, September 17, thinning of July 30. Blend in the tanks mid December. Aging in cement tanks; racking after malolactic. Alc/vol 14,25%, acidity 5,00 and ph 3,60. Bordeaux color. Scent and taste of milk chocolate. The feeling of having already tried it. Dressed up like once was. Label color matching the wine. To drink for the next 6/10 years.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND NOTES

Physical characteristics and notes

Color: deep ruby red.
Bouquet: rich, intense, fruity.
Taste: harmonious, round and persistent. Firm tanninsi.

recommended temperature:

18°

Servings suggestions:

Roasted or grilled meats and cheeses.

Technical data

Origin:  40% Nero d’Avola, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot
Provenienza: Contrada Virzì, Monreale, Palermo

Foglio di Mappa 142
Exposure: North-West
Altitude: 250 m above sea level
Soil: Sandy-clay
Training system: Simple Guyot espalier
Density: 5.000 plants per hectare
Year of planting: 1990 – 2000
Harvest: : Mid-September
Yield: 50 hl/hectare

Vinification and ageing:  Spontaneous fermentation on a pied de cuve of our grapes, without sulfur dioxide, in cement vats. Up to 10 days of temperature controlled maceration.

Ageing: 1 ear in cement vats and 12 months in bottle.

Capacity: 75 cl. –  150 cl.

PRIZES
  • Wine Spectator – Don Pietro rosso 2012 – 90 Points
  • Wine Enthusiast 04-2015 – Don Pietro 2011 – 89 Points
  • Wine Spectator magazine (October 31, 2014) – Don Pietro 2010 – 90 Points
  • Wine Spectator magazine (October 31, 2014) – Don Pietro 2009 – 90 Points
  • Wine Spectator 09-2014 – Don Pietro 2010 – 90 Points
  • Wine Enthusiast 03-2013 – Don Pietro 2009 – 88 Points
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2009 – Don Pietro 2006 – Gold Medal
  • Annuario dei migliori vini d’Italia – Luca Maroni 2008 – Don Pietro Rosso 2005 – 88 Punti
  • jamessuckling.com – Don Pietro 2013 – 89 pts