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Rosso del Soprano Palari - Buon Vino Biodynamic Wines
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Rosso del Soprano Palari 2011

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£32.00

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Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country Italy Italian
Region Sicily, Italy
Producer Palari
Vintage 2011
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 80% Nerello Mascalese, 20% Nerello Cappuccio
Alcohol 13%abv
Maturation Used French oak barrels
Ageing Potential Will probably be amazing in another 5-10 years
Special Features Vegan
Decanter Specialist Organic Wine Retailer 2017 Winner
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The Rosso del Soprano, a blend of the two Nerellos (Mascalese and Cappuccio) and aged in used French oak barrels, is a bottle full of Sicilian sunshine. On the nose you're hit with berry aromas and something slightly earthy and mushroomy, with a warm, gentle palate of spice, pepper and liquorice. It's really at the beginning of its life still, and with age will unravel further.


In the splendid Villa Geraci seat of the new Palari Winery, proprietor Salvatore Geraci has devoted himself to the production of his ancient and noble wine with the objective of reviving (assisted by the help of modern technology) that quality that has made “Il Faro” famous throughout the world. The vineyard lies in the “Palari” wine district of S. Stefano, Messina, and is planted with native grapevines of names as old as the fascination they evoke: Nerello, Nocera, Cappuccino, Tignolino, Cor’e Palumba, Acitana, Galatena and others.... All of which are embraced by the regulations for the production of the Faro DOC.
The terrain is blessed with a unique microclimate – due to its dramatic rise of altitude of 420 metres above sea level within just five kilometres. It is set up with “alberello” head-pruned trellis and has a medium slope of 78 degrees requiring the grapes to be gathered and placed into 20 kg baskets by hand. Because of this labour-intensive requirement and the rigid selection which the grapes must undergo, the total yield of grapes for each plant is only 1 kg. The soft-pressing of the grapes, the temperature-controlled fermentation, the aging in French oak barrels, and the refinement in air-conditioned rooms – all carefully monitored under the watchful eye of the winemaker Donato Lanati – make possible the creation of this important wine of such noble and old tradition.
The winemaking philosophy under Salvatore Geraci is simple: make two wines with the same indigenous grapes but with different selections. His Rosso del Soprano, a blend based on a wine known in antiquity as Mamertino, comes from the native nerello mascalese, nerello capucciio, and nocera grapes.

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