Laeneo Sicilia IGT 2015

Tenuta di Fessina

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The “Laenee” or “Lenee” were bacchanal gatherings in Athens in honor of Dionysus (or Bacchus for the Romans), and where the new fresh wine of the vintage was served during the sacrifices

This single-vineyard wine is made of 100% Nerello Cappuccio grapes harvested from the Santa Maria di Licodia production area. This area's sandy soils contain ash from Mt. Etna and are located 3,000 feet above sea level. Harvested by hand and fermented in stainless steel, the resulting wine is elegant and rich.

Tasting Notes

Deep garnet-red in color, aromas of orchard fruits and ripe red berries complement undertones of plums, spices, and earth. On the palate, soft tannins and intense acidity push a long, pleasant finish. 

Food Pairing

Pair with roasted white meats, tomato sauces, veal saltimbocca, and roasted lamb shank.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The Contrada Cavaliere vineyard
Vineyard size:
3 acres
Soil composition:
Volcanic Sandy-Loam
Training method:
Bush
Elevation:
3,000 feet
Vines/acre:
2,400
Yield/acre:
2.8 tons
Exposure:
Southern
Year vineyard planted:
1970
Harvest time:
October
First vintage of this wine:
2009
Bottles produced of this wine:
4,500
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Nerello Cappuccio
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
10 days
Fermentation temperature:
77-81 °F
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
2-4 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling:
9 months
Length of bottle aging:
3 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
12.5 %
pH level:
3.5
Residual sugar:
0.2 g/L
Acidity:
5.3 g/L
Dry extract:
29.5 g/L

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