Soft and delicate, the Rupe Nera Merlot is a wine that is appreciated for its intense and persistent bouquet. With a bold ruby red color, it’s named after the dark soil hills typical of our territory.
Territory of origin
Menfi, south of Sicily
Red Sicilia DOC
3rd week of august
After a maceration and a fermentation for 6-8 days at 22-25°C, maturing requires 3-5 months in steel vats.
Vineyards are stretched along south facing hills on medium-textured clay soils
100 - 300mt above sea level
Espalier-grown and guyot-pruned, planting density is of 4200-4500 plants/ha.
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The wine is ruby-red with purplish reflections. On the nose it is intense and persistent, with scents of plums, quince marmalade, broom and rosemary. On the palate it is sapid and warm, with an aftertaste of licorice and notes of mulberry and wild asparagus.
Rabbit & wild boar
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.