- Tasting Notes
Denomination Peloro Rosso IGP Terre Siciliane
Producer Le Casematte
Region Sicily, Italy
Variety Nerello Mascalese 70%, Nocera 30%
Serving temperature Room temperature
Pairing risotto and pasta with meat sauce, stewed red meat, aged cheeses, roasted meat
A splendid ruby red color with violet tints, giving the nose pervasive and persistent aromas of small pink fruit, floral notes, carrob and liquorice on a spicy hint. The palate is fresh with acidity, rich in fruit and with a dense and nervous tannic texture.
Harvest Manual in boxes as from third week of September (Mascalese), second week (Nocera)
Vinification In truncated conical steel winepresses. Fulling (5 times a day) for a month. Peel pressing. Wine is maintaining in the lees until January of following year and afterwards assemblage is made.
Ripening Steel with quick passage in wood (new tonneau for 3 months)
The Le Casematte vinyard is situated on the hills on the north side of Messina, it was founded in 2008 by Gianfranco Sabbatino and the famous footballer Andrea Barzagli, united by a common passion for wine.. The name comes from the presence of three 'casematte' between the vineyards, which are little small forts used as shelter by sentries guarding the Strait of Messina during the Second World War.
The vineyard of the Le Casematte winery extends for 10 hectares on calcareous-sandy soils at 500 meters above sea level and is cultivated according to organic farming methods. The will of the two founders is to enhance the Faro, a wine with a thousand-year history, unique for its characteristics, obtained exclusively from native vines. Consistent with the production philosophy, the interventions in the vineyard and in the cellar are as limited as possible, in order to obtain a wine capable of expressing the peculiarities of the territory in the best possible way.