First described in 1735, Perricone-known as “Guarnaccio” by the vignerons of Regaleali-has been bred on the Estate since 1959. From the historic San Lucio vineyard, a selection process established new vines from which this wine comes, rich in polyphenols and spicy aromas that evoke memories of an ancient winemaking tradition.
Grape varieties: Perricone
Denomination: Sicily DOC
Wine-growing area: Tenuta Regaleali – Palermo – Sicily
Vineyards: 2.6 ha Ciminnita
Soils: deep, fine clay, slightly calcareous
Year of planting: 2011
Training system: espalier
Altitude: 480 m above sea level.
Type of pruning: long guyot
Density of vines per hectare: 4,600
Grape yield per hectare: 89 ql
Fermentation: in stainless steel tanks
Fermentation temperature: 25°to 30°C
Length of fermentation: 13 days
Malolactic fermentation: carried out entirely
Aging: in 225-liter French oak barrels (Allier and Tronçais), second and third passage, for about 12 months
Alcohol content: 14% Vol.
Wine analytical data: pH 3.52 – AT 5.83 g/l – ZR 0.8 g/l – ET 32.8 g/l