With this Gran Cru of Furnari’s hills, the dream of Sicilian Cambria Farm has finally come to life: the revival of the real Nocera from the Mastronicola Estate, fine wine variety that was the favourite of Julius Caesar. This precious jewel of refined delicacy, obtained by an expert vinification and a careful refinement in barrique, strikes and excites you for the
uniqueness of its pureness, genuineness and its unmistakable and persistent scent. Mastronicola has the divine charm of an Emperor, ready to conquer the future.
Production area: Furnari (ME), Mastronicola Estate
Grape variety: 100% Nocera
Classification: Protection of Designated of Origin (DOC)
Soil: Medium-textured soil, traces of limestone.
Altitude: 110 metres above sea level
Vineyard: Spurred cordon, green harvest is performed with the removal of approximately 40% of grapes.
Average yield: 40 – 60 ql/Ha
Plants per hectares: 4000
Harvest: Manual, mid of September.
Vinification: Grapes are macerated at controlled temperature, 12°C for the first 24 hours. Then temperature is allowed to go up slowly until it reaches 28°C. Maceration time can vary. After being devatted, grapes are soft pressed.
Ageing: In French oak barrels of capacity from 225 lt up to 3000 lt for about 14 months. After bottling, bottle ageing at controlled temperature for about six months.
Alcohol content: 14% vol.
Serving Temperature: 18 – 20°C
Recommended with: Red meat dishes, matures cheese. Perfect with Sicilian black swine in tomato.
Visual profile: Deep ruby red.
Olfactory profile: Wide, complex and fine. Opens with fruit notes of blueberries and blackberries, leaving space for earthy notes and ending with a light smoky note.
Taste profile: It is an enveloping and round wine. Soft and silky, it stands out for its long persistence in the mouth.