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FURIOSO Perricone Sicilia DOC 2018

18.50 € / bottle(s)
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Description

"Furioso" Perricone Sicilia DOC 2018 / Assuli / Sicily

Red wine from Italy

The Assuli winery is located in the tranquil town of Mazara del Vallo between the cities of Marsala and Agrigento in western Sicily. Over time, a beautiful company site has developed here, which emerged from a half-timbered complex from the 18th century. Surrounded by rolling hills, modern functionality is combined with a strong connection to the territory.

The origin of the red wine variety Perricone is unknown, and it is currently only cultivated and made into wine in western Sicily. Wines made from this grape variety were very popular up until the 19th century, but due to its lack of resistance to vine diseases, it was cultivated less and less. But because it can produce soft, colourful and alcohol-rich wines with beautiful tannins, it has recently experienced a renaissance.

The climate in Mazara del Vallo in western Sicily, with its mild winters and breezy summers, is ideal for viticulture. Here the grapes thrive on nutrient-rich, loamy soil with a pronounced lime content and balanced nitrogen deposits at an average altitude of 100 to 150m above sea level. The Perricone is grown in espalier training.

The manual harvest takes place from the third decade of September to October, with a variable approach depending on the vintage and the degree of ripeness of the grapes. After the careful pressing, a traditional fermentation with 25 to 30 days of maceration is initiated. The subsequent gentle extraction of the valuable ingredients of the skin takes place at a controlled temperature of 26 to 27°C by traditional pumping over. Assuli's "Furioso" Perricone Sicilia DOC then matures by being stored in large oak barrels for twelve months. This expansion is only complete when this extraordinary red wine has rested in its bottle for another ten to twelve months.

With its intense ruby red, which is still traversed by purple reflections, the Furioso exudes a penetrating bouquet of red, ripe fruits, graphite, and violets. This Sicilian wine is dry and harmonious on the palate. Various aromas of blackberries, black currants, prunes, figs, and dark chocolate develop. Finally, the soft yet gripping tannins ensure a long finish.

At an optimal drinking temperature of around 17 to 18°C, this pure Perricone tastes excellent with paste with strong sauces, roasted or grilled meat and medium-ripened cheeses.

General properties

  • Vintage: 2018
  • Ageing: Dry
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Sicily
  • Volume: 0.75 litres

Detailed properties

  • Producer and bottler: Assuli - Via Archi 9 - 91100 Trapani (TP) - Italia - +39 0923 547267
  • Quality Designation: Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC)
  • Grape: 100% Perricone from Mazara del Vallo (TP) in northwestern Sicily.
  • Viticulture: The climate in Mazara del Vallo is ideal for viticulture and offers mild winters and breezy summers. The grapes grow on nutrient-rich, loamy soil with a pronounced lime content and balanced nitrogen deposits at an average height of 100 to 150 MAMSL. The wine is grown in a trellis education.
  • Winemaking: Traditional fermentation of 25-30 days of maceration. Very gentle extraction by traditional pumping at a temperature of 26-28 ° C. The aging process takes place in large oak barrels and requires 12 months. This is followed by a 10-to-12-month bottle aging.
  • Sensory characterization: Penetrating scent of red, ripe fruits, graphite, and violets. The taste is dry with a nice harmony. Aromas of blackberry, black currant, prunes, fig and dark chocolate. The tannins are soft and ensure a long finish.
  • Colour: Intense ruby red with purple reflections.
  • Alcohol content: 13.5 % Vol.
  • Residual sugar: 1.4 g/l
  • Acidity: 4.6 g/l
  • Closure type: Natural cork
  • How to serve: This red wine goes well with pasta with strong sauces, meat dishes and medium-aged cheeses.
  • Recommended serving temperature: Between 17 and 18°C
  • Allergens: Contains sulfites
  • Award: Gambero Rosso: 3 GLASSES; Guida Vini buoni d’Italia - Touring Club Italiano [2022]: CROWN; Mundus Vini [2022]: GOLD.
  • Scope of supply: 1 bottle of wine 0.75 litres

Grape variety

PERRICONE

Perricone is a red grape variety grown primarily in the Sicily region of Italy. This indigenous grape variety has a long history in Sicilian wine production, although it has faded somewhat into the background in recent years. The exact origin of the name "Perricone" for the grape variety is not clear, and there are various theories as to how this name came about. The origin of grape variety names can often be traced to local dialects, historical influences, or distinctive characteristics of the grape variety. The etymology of grape variety names is often complex, and the exact origin can be difficult to trace. In many cases, names have been shortened, changed, or adapted over time, making research into their origins even more difficult. The leaves of the Perricone plant are typically medium to large, palmate, and have three to five lobes. Leaf colour can vary depending on growth stage and environmental conditions, from green to reddish to bronze. The grapes grow in large, conical, or cylindrical clusters. The berries are small to medium sized and dark blue to purple in colour. The thick skin of the berries is characteristic of this grape variety. The Perricone vine is known for its adaptability to different soil types, although it thrives particularly well in the sandy soils of Sicily. The vines can have medium to high vigour. The fruits ripen relatively late, allowing the berries to develop their aromas and structure well, adding to the complexity of the wines. The Perricone grape variety is often used in cuvées to add complexity and character to other grape varieties. Traditionally it was used in the production of Marsala, a Sicilian fortified wine. In recent years, however, many winemakers have begun to use Perricone for dry red wines as well, to exploit the potential of this grape for quality wines.


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