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Principe Stephan

 

This red of extraordinary finesse, structure and aromatic texture is the brainchild of a friendship and partnership between Diego Cummo – a Sicilian producer enthusiastic about his wine – and Prince Stephan de Cernetic, a food and wine journalist who was a great friend of Veronelli, and is president of the Il Gotha del Gusto international academy. The wine is a blend of native Sicilian and international varieties.

 

Grape Varieties
Nero D’Avola, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Nero Cappuccio

Designation
Terre Siciliane IGT

Type of Soil
Clayey, calcareous, medium texture

Training System
Espalier, bush, with average yield of 40 quintals/ha

Harvest
Late September

Winemaking Method
Maceration at 24 -28°C for 20 days

Ageing
Two years in stainless steel tanks and one year in French oak barrels from Allier

Appearance
Deep red

Nose Profile
Elegant, persistent, with nuances of liquorice, carob and figs and aromatic notes ranging from cinnamon to clove

Palate Profile
Harmonious, enveloping, persistent, recalls the taste released by the Cuban “Puros” or by the Kentucky cigar

Alcohol Content
14% alc/vol.

Serving Temperature
18 – 20ºC

Food Pairing
Chianina Steak, Irish or Argentinian Angus beef, Fillet in pear or black pepper sauce, wild boar, black Nebrodi piglet, game, venison, horse meat, braised sheep, donkey meat

 

Accolades

Vintage 2005: Silver Medal at the AWC Vienna and “Commended” at the International Wine Challenge

 

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