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Cantine Colosi
Rosso Terre Siciliane IGP
Sicilia

Cantine Colosi has been part of the wine industry for three generations. The winery’s bottling is done in Giammoro (Messina), Sicily.  With the help of his father, Piero Colosi oversees all aspects of the wines, from vinification to bottling and plays an active role in the marketing of the Colosi name at home and abroad.


Owner: Colosi Family
Website: www.cantinecolosi.it
Winemaker: Piero Colosi
Type: Red wine
Varietals: Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese

Orientation: North east
Elevation: 350 m a.s.l.
Trellising: Espalier, Guyot puning
Soil: Calcareous, white clay, medium texture

Vinification
Maceration on the skins for 8 days, fermentation using selected yeasts in stainless steel fro 18 days at 60-66°F

Aging Process
1 year in stainless steel tanks of 100 Hl and big French oak casks of 80 Hl and 3-4 months in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Intense, dark ruby red
Bouquet: The bouquet on the nose is full of red and black fruit, like blackberry and strawberries, together with flowers, herbs. and a slight smoky sensation
Flavor: On the palate it is fresh, dry and full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long savory finish.
Pairings: Ideal with red meats and aged cheese

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 62-64°F
Production: 250,000 bottles