Firriato - Altavilla Rosso 2008 Ml. 750

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Red Wine/Wine/Red

Ml. 750


To 12 months



Espresso Bottiglia Rosa
Gambero Rosso Nero

Ideal with

Earthfood Starters  Pasta With Vegetables  Pasta Meat


With the revival of Sicilian wines, Firriato began implementing a project during the nineties designed to safeguard and restore the island's varied land. The first estates in the countryside of Trapani were added to over time by the acquisition of Cavanera on Etna and Calamoni on the island of Favignana. Piece by piece, the Di Gaetano family has built up a mosaic of inestimable value for the entire Sicilian wine making industry and now offers a complete overview of the extent of the Sicilian terroir through its wines. Firriato's philosophy is based on great respect for the land in which it operates, because wines of excellent quality, capable of filling the glass with the distinctive sensory characteristics that reflect the terroir of origin, can only be obtained by gaining a thorough knowledge of every single section of the vineyard.The Calamoni estate is located on the central-southern side of the island, close to the sea, on the narrowest part of the strip of land dominated by the tall promontory. The sea plays a fundamental role in shaping the sensory characteristics of the grapes and therefore the wine that they produce, adding a collection of saline and mineral components worthy of merit. As with Etna, small, niche productions are made on Favignana, where the land and selection of grape varieties planted in the vineyards fully embody the guiding concept of terroir. Another part of the puzzle with regard to stylistic accuracy, production reputation and image in a wide-ranging plan with which Firriato intends to enhance the richness and complexity of the land and become the custodian of an ampelographic heritage unrivalled in Sicily. The vineyards on the Favignana estate, the jewel of the company, cover five hectares of land just 20 metres from the cliffs of Calamoni and are planted with bush-trained vines on sandstone based soil, between outcrops of tuff stone rocks and red sand, an element that adds exceptional minerality to the wines. The constant flow of air acts as an important natural deterrent to parasites, keeping the climate dry and mild all year round. The vicinity to the sea combined with natural fertilization from Neptune Grass (a sea algae rich in potassium, which the south winds pick up during stormy weather and spread throughout the vineyard) add unique aromatics to the wines of Favignana. We are faced with true heroic coastal viticulture, practiced in a production environment that is incredible thanks to the nature of its landscape, but also difficult and ambitious, characterised by singular and extreme soil and climate conditions.

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Manufacturer Firriato
Year 2008
Size Ml. 750
Gradation 14%
Body Medium
Ageing and Fining 7 months in barriques
Ageing To 12 months
Color Bright ruby red with intense purple nuances.
Aroma It opens with typically mineral notes, mature and elegant, leading on to alternate with intense and clearly defined aromas of cassis, blueberries, plum jam, black cherries, liquorice, pepper and dried violets.
Aroma Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Mineral
Taste Ben equilibrato, armonioso, incede con energia e vivacità, ricco, caldo e raffinato, dotato di tannini soavi e di ragguardevole lignaggio; da sottolineare la lunga persistenza aromatica e la chiusura appagante e succosa
Serving temperature 16°-18° C.
Blend description Nero D'Avola 75%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%
Contains sulfites Yes
Zona Sicilia
Matching Starters, Ham , Pasta, Rice with mushrooms
Ideal with Earthfood Starters, Pasta With Vegetables, Pasta Meat
Classification Sicilia IGT
Organic No
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