Sikelios is a sweet red wine made from sun dried grapes, according to an old Sicilian tradition, having intense aromas of spice, liquorice and thyme honey. Smooth and balanced, the texture of it's flavours leave a pleasant sweet sensation on the palate.
SIKELIOS PASSITO D.O.C. ETNA
APPELLATION OF ORIGIN: D.O.C. Etna ( Certified Organic)
TYPE OF WINE: Red
GRAPE SOURCE: Linguaglossa (CT).
VARIETAL: Blend of Nerello Macalese and Mantellato
VINEYARD YEAR: 1998
YIELD PER HECTARE: 60 quintals.
CULTIVATION SYSTEM: Long maceration, temperature controlled fermentation with indigenous yeast.
HARVEST PERIOD: Mid-October
VINIFICATION: Long maceration, temperature controlled fermentation with indigenous yeast.
FERMENTATION TANKS: In 50 hl oak barrels for 12 months.
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 14°C / 16°C.
BOTTLING PERIOD: End of May.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5% vol.
AGEING CAPAClTY: Grapes left to dry in the sun for approximately 30 days.( Sun ripped)