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Cistus

Nero d'Avola

Cistus

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.

Specifications
  • WINE

    IGT (Typical Geographic Indication) - Sicily

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    Nero d'Avola

  • PRODUCTION AREA

    Caltagirone (Catania) Italy

  • ALTITUDE

    325 metres a.s.l.

  • TYPE OF SOIL

    Mediterranean red sands

  • TYPE OF CULTIVATION

    Bush-trained

  • PLANT DENSITY

    9,000 vines per hectare

  • AGE OF VINEYARD

    13 years

  • CLIMATE

    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

  • MACERATION

    Steel vinifiers

  • AGING (type of barrels)

    Steel

  • BOTTLING

    6 months after the harvest

  • QUANTITY PRODUCED (in bottles)

    1500 75 cl bottles

  • COLOUR

    Bright pink

  • AROMA

    Of wild strawberries

  • TASTE

    Dry, balanced, sapid, fruity with a pleasant acidity

  • ALCOHOL CONTENT

    12,5%

  • TEMPERATURE OF SERVICE

    12-14°C

  • STORING

    Lay the bottle down in a cool room with a stable temperature not in excess of 18° C

  • PAIRING

    It goes well with fish or also for aperitif