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Duca Enrico, Duca di Salaparuta

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Duca Enrico, produced for the first time in 1984, is one of the wine icons of Italian and international oenology. The first 100% Nero d’Avola label in the history of Sicilian wine, this noble red is now made exclusively from particular meticulously selected vines in the Tenuta Suor Marchesa: a wine with aristocratic allure and unmistakable style

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DUCA ENRICO

I.G.T.

Production Area

Central-South Sicily, birthplace of Nero d’Avola. Area of Butera and Riesi, the most suitable for the prince of the sicilian varieties

Grape Variety

Nero d’Avola

Type

Red

Classification

Typical geographical indication (I.G.T. Sicilia)

Soil

Mixed calcareous-siliceous composition

Altitude

From 200 to 300 meters meters above sea level

Vineyard

Bush-trained vines, density of at least 5,000 plants per hectare with low yield per plant (max. 1.2 Kg)

Climate

Mild winters with very dry springs and summers

Harvest

By hand, at full ripening

Vinification

De-stemming of the grapes, maceration at 28° - 30° C. for 8 - 10 days followed by the malolactic fermentation

Ageing

At least 18 months in fine oak casks in which they develop their complexity, style and ageability. 18 months in bottle at controlled temperature to fully develop the organoleptic features and enhance the typical bouquet

Tasting Note

Colour: ruby red with garnet red highlights

Bouquet: blend of ripe fruit, irises and spices

Flavour: rstrong, round, well-balanced, with character, with scents of wood blended perfectly. Great persistence

Alcohol Content

13,5 % - to 14,0 % vol

Serving Temperature

16° - 18° C

Recommended With

Excellent with red meat, medium-aged cheeses and tasty dishes. Perfect as meditation wine

Storage

Reclined bottle in cool (13° - 15° C.) place, not too moist

Life

More than 10 years if kept in cellars with suitable conditions

1st Year of production

1984 harvest

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Duca Enrico, produced for the first time in 1984, is one of the wine icons of Italian and international oenology. The first 100% Nero d’Avola label in the history of Sicilian wine, this noble red is now made exclusively from particular meticulously selected vines in the Tenuta Suor Marchesa: a wine with aristocratic allure and unmistakable style

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