Vinupetra, an expression from the Sicilian dialect, perfectly describes a "wine grown on gravelly soil". Cultivated through manual labour and sustainable farming techniques, grapes are produced without the use of biotechnology. The grapes are drawn off and bottled in the rhythm of the lunar cycle. Each bottle bears a number on its main label as a symbol of its uniqueness. Our wine comes from Contrada Porcaria in the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia on Etna North, at an altitude of 580 metres above sea level and contains 80% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nerello Cappuccio and 10% Grenache.
The berries are pressed, 30% of them with stems. A 15-day maceration takes place in wooden vats, with indigenous yeasts from Etna. Alcoholic fermentation lasts 12 days, followed by ageing of 12-18 months in 225 and 500 litre barrels and bottle ageing of at least one year. Minimal filtration and very low sulphur additions take place only at bottling.
A deep and saturated black-red, almost colour-dense to the rim, characterises this wine.
The 2018 Vinupetra Viti Centenaire Rosso by Salvo Foti exudes an array of aromas of pickled blackberries, cassis liqueur, dark sweet cherries, fine dark chocolate, coffee, smoked meats, grilled rosemary, violets, truffles and liquorice. This explosive combination creates an impressive first impression full of depth, minerality and character.
On the palate, Salvo Foti's masterful work shows in density and intensity. An overwhelming fruit sweetness meets an herbaceous freshness and powerful length. This wonderful red wine promises excellent development in the coming years and already harmonises perfectly with strong dishes and concentrated sauces. A firework of the senses from fiery Sicily! Please serve this wine decanted and slightly chilled.
Try this wine with wild mushrooms on a roasted barley risotto with cinnamon, with Ibérico pork with a warm salad of green and white beans or with a flank steak with a smoky whiskey barbecue sauce.
contains sulfur, protein and milk
I Vigneri di Salvo Foti
I Vigneri di Salvo Foti, L.go Signore Pietà 17, 95036 Randazzo / Italy