Classification: IGT Sicilia
Number of bottles: 15.000
Place of production: Castiglione di Sicilia
Name of vineyard: Sopra Cantina
Yield per hectare: 60 quintals
System of cultivation: pruned cordon
Vine density: 5,700 plants per hectare
Vinification: in steel at controlled temperature 26-28° C.
Maceration: with skins for about 16-18 days
Ageing: 12 months in medium high toasted French oak barriques. After, 12 months in bottle
Total acidity: 5,8 g/Lt
Type of soil: lavic-alluvial
Time of harvest: first week in September
A pure, powerful merlot, Grammonte is strong bodied with a persistent aftertaste. Dark, dense, ruby-red, with a refined, articulate flavour. It harmonizes scents of ripe red fruit, morello cherries, black cherries and prunes, as well as floral notes, blended with some mineral nuances, graphite, tobacco and vanilla. Warm and soft on the palate, sinuous, with a very thick, tallowy tannin, it has a powerful, but well balanced body. Very long aftertaste, quite adequate for this kind of wine.