One of Mandrarossa’s flagship wines, produced using the best selection of Nero d’Avola grapes. A structured, balanced and well-rounded wine that captivates everyone.
Territory of origin
Menfi, south-west of Sicily
100% Nero d'Avola
Red Sicilia DOC
1st week of september
Grapes macerate and ferment for 8/10 days at 22-25°C, maturing for 12 months in barrique, with refinement that requires 4 months in the bottle.
100% Nero d'Avola
Vineyards are stretched along south-west facing hill on medium-textured sand soils
150 mt above sea level
Espalier-grown and guyot-pruned, planting density is of 4500 plants/ha.
ALCOHOL X% by VOLUME
The wine is intense red in colour with vibrant purple notes. The aroma is intense, with notes of wild blackberries and sour cherry. On the palate it is clear and well-defined, with notes of date and scents of maritime pine.
16 - 18°C
Rabbit & wild boar
Nero d'Avola witness to an ancient tradition
In 2004, Mandrarossa began production of its first barrique Nero d’Avola, a selection of the best 15 hectares of this variety, for a total of 3 vineyards. Since its first vintage, the wine showed great character, 100% Sicilian, bold, intense and captivating.
The origin of the name
When the name was chosen, the decision was made to take inspiration from the ancient history of our territory, and the part that stood out most was that of the Carthaginians, the people that came to Sicily from North Africa, opposed throughout the island by the other populations that had previously settled, except for Selinunte, a Greek colony, with which a long and pacific coexistence was established. The modern agricultural techniques, distillation and an irrigation system that could be considered avantgarde are all attributed to this population. Furthermore, many customs, traditions and words of the dialect of our territory can be dated back to Carthage and its people. We thought it was appropriate to give tribute to this part of ancient history and to this forward-thinking people, an example of melting pot and inclusion, with our iconic Nero d’Avola. Even the spelling of “Cartagho”, with the “h” between the “g” and the “o”, which many thought to be an error, is actually the authentic way, just as authentic as our wine.
The study on the grapes’ behavior and the intense micro-vinification activities have led to the introduction of several wines into the product line, some of which, unique for the Sicilian panorama.