Awarded as one of Best 100 Italian Rosé Wines, Cistus has a strong Sicilian identity. It is vinified as a white wine from the red grapes of Nero d’Avola. Characterised by a pleasant and delicate scents of wild strawberries, the wine is distinguished for a dry palate, balanced, intensively sapid, with an enjoyable acidity.
Cistus is product of a process starting from an early September harvest concluding in the next spring when the wine is bottled and it’s released in the market.
The result is a rose wine with a decisive character rich in aroma; with a suggested service temperature between 12 to 14 °C, it is perfect when paired with fish dishes bringing its delicate scents.
IGT (Typical Geographic Indication) - Sicily
- GRAPE VARIETIES
- PRODUCTION AREA
Caltagirone (Catania) Italy
325 metres a.s.l.
- TYPE OF SOIL
Mediterranean red sands
- TYPE OF CULTIVATION
- PLANT DENSITY
9,000 vines per hectare
- AGE OF VINEYARD
Mediterranean with hot, dry, windy summers and a good diurnal temperature variation.
- RIPENING AND HARVESTING
September, manual harvesting
- VINIFICATION METHOD
Pounding and pushing traditional Sicilian method, the grapes are crushed and the must goes into steel, the only contact with the skins is during the pressure
- AGING (type of barrels)
6 months after the harvest
- QUANTITY PRODUCED (in bottles)
1500 75 cl bottles
Of wild strawberries
Dry, balanced, sapid, fruity with a pleasant acidity
- ALCOHOL CONTENT
- TEMPERATURE OF SERVICE
Lay the bottle down in a cool room with a stable temperature not in excess of 18° C
It goes well with fish or also for aperitif