Wine Rallo, "Il Principe", Sicilia DOP, 2013
Reviews of purchase Rallo, "Il Principe", Sicilia DOP, 2013
The wine is elegant ruby color with a purple reflection.
Wine has a well-balanced, full-bodied, soft, steady taste, leaves a deep long aftertaste.
The aroma of wine is woven shades of cherry, ripe wild berries, notes of vanilla and undergrowth.
The wine matches perfectly with various meats and mature cheeses.
Il Principe from Italian translates as "Prince". This title usually have a person belonging to the royal family.
Red semi-dry wine Il Principe, 2013 is made from Nero d'Avola grapes with the addition of a small part of Merlot. The vineyards are located in the province of Trapani, near the town of Alcamo. It is in this part of Sicily grown fruit from which the wine "royal" purple with the scent of underbrush, currant, blackberry and other ripe fruit. The vines were planted in 1998 on clay soils at an altitude of 250-300 meters above sea level with an exposure of the north-northwest. Planting density of 4,500 plants per hectare. Manual harvesting begins in late September and lasts until early October. The berries are gently pressed and subjected to maceration for 8-10 days. Fermentation is carried out in the fermentation tanks of stainless steel at a temperature of 24-26 ° C and takes about 8-10 days. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged for about 6 months in steel tanks and then matured for 5 months in oak barrels of 50 hl. The wine is recommended to drink in 2-3 years from the year of harvest.
Today the company is headed by a descendant of the family Rallo Vesco - Francesco Vesco, which helps the winemaker Fabrizio Vella, a graduate of the University of Palermo Environmental and winemaker with an eight-year veteran Gaspar La Vela. Together, these skilled professionals are working to create very high quality, both rich and delicate wines that best reflect the characteristics of the terroir and the ancient traditions of winemaking in Sicily. Careful control at all stages of production, organic viticulture and respect for nature and its resources - all this has allowed us to achieve excellent results. Today, this modern winery owns magnificent vineyards in three regions of western Sicily: vineyard Pian liquidity is on the west coast of Marsala, Bugeber vineyard located on the island of Pantelleria and Patti Piccolo vineyard grows in Alcamo. All of them are processed without the use of any chemicals in accordance with strict regulations BIOSUISSE. Modern winery, equipped in an old building, is a tribute to both tradition and modernity reflection when advanced methods and technologies aimed at the preservation of the centuries-old wine culture. Wines of the rally - a high-quality, organic certified wines, representing the classic grape varieties of Western Sicily, but with its own character and style.