"Guarnaccio" Perricone Sicilia DOC 2015

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Described for the first time in 1735, Perricone—nicknamed “Guarnaccio” by the Regaleali winemakers—has been cultivated at the Regaleali estate since 1954. This bottling comes from the Ciminnita vineyard at Regaleali, which was planted in 2011 using cuttings from the historic San Lucio parcel. The wine is fermented in stainless steel before resting in second and third passage French barriques for about 12 months.  

About the Vineyard

Guarnaccio Perricone is sourced from the Regaleali Estate in the center of western Sicily, roughly half way between Caltanisetta and Palermo.  This is one of the best known and most historic estates on Sicily. 

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with grilled steaks, Bordelaise sauces, rack of lamb, and rumaki.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Cimminita
Vineyard size:
7 acres
Soil composition:
Calcareous and Clay-Loam
Training method:
Guyot
Elevation:
1,580 feet
Vines/acre:
1,840
Yield/acre:
8.9 tons
Exposure:
Eastern / Southern
Year vineyard planted:
2011
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Perricone
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
13 days
Fermentation temperature:
77-86 °F
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Fining agent:
Vegan
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225L
Age of aging container:
Two years
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
12

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