Wine Firriato "Ribeca", Sicilia IGT, 2008
Wine of deep ruby color with purple reflections.
Aristocratic, elegant wine with velvety tannins enveloping, crisp fruity notes, moderate acidity and a dynamic, exciting finish.
Subtle and complex flavor of the wine reveals notes of cherry jam, black currant and plum, interwoven with hints of clove stars, ginger, juniper, graphite and licorice.
The wine is well combined with cannelloni with braised lamb or beef, as well as with braised venison, pork, pasta "rigatoni", roasted pheasant with truffles, fillet of beef with a sauce of spices, solid and mature cheeses.
Perricone for "Ribeca" grown in the municipality of Trapani at 200 meters above sea level on clay-limestone soils in areas of southern and south-western exposure. Harvested by hand from the third decade of September to early October. Traditional fermentation for red wines produced in thermo-controlled stainless steel tanks for 14 days at a temperature of 26-28 ° C. After malolactic fermentation the wine is aged 10-12 months in French oak barrels, and about six months in bottles.
Firriato winery was opened in 1985 by Salvatore Di Gaetano in the ancient town of Erice, near Trapani, the provincial capital. At this point, the highest density in the vineyard of Italy. Young winemaker saw rich, although not necessarily expressed, the potential for growth and development of winemaking in this region. The company began producing Firriato Sicily is not just cost-effective but high-quality wines and drinks to express through their evolution in consumer tastes. Under the strict supervision of Salvatore Di Gaetano economy rapidly, intensely and relentlessly developed, creates new wine, purchased new and improved farm machinery and technological equipment of the winery. Along with the growth of "Firriato" grew awards and prizes, which deservedly won the wine sector, and most importantly - growing love of consumers. Today, we can safely say that the company "Firriato" opened the world of Sicily and Sicilian wines. Therefore, in the world press winery "Firriato" proclaimed one of the most prestigious wine houses in Sicily.