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Le Casematte Faro 2016

The Faro DOC was first recognized in 1976. But the local wine dates back to ancient times. It is one of the smallest appellations in Italy and is located high above the Strait of Messina. It is made exclusively from autochthonous varieties, which are most suitable to the soil in Messina.
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Vintage 2016

Wine zones 10% Nero d'Avola, 25% Nerello Cappuccio, 55% Nerello Mascalese, 10% Nocera

Alcol 13.50%

Format 0,75 L Standard

Brillant hues of beautiful ruby red colors, it is dense and bright.
On the palate the taste is well balanced between elegant and firm tannins and it has a round, rich fruity flavor wich is lond and persistent.
On the nose the wine has ample and elegant perfumes of red fruit and blueberries. It has floreal notes, typical of the Mediterranean regions; it is slightly spicy with scent of black pepper and nutmeg perfectly integrated with the oak aging.
Pairs with roasts or braised meat with mushrooms, aged cheese and rich, structured dishes.
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Type Blend Red
Classification DOC Faro
Temperature 16-18
Decantazione 1 hour
Acidity 6.2 g/l
Dry Extract 13.0 g/l
System Guyot
Harvest Traditional hand-harvesting begins the third week of September.
Aging French oak barrels of medium size for 9 months then in the bottle for at least 6 months.
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Address: C.da da Corso - Faro Superiore - Messina (ME)

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Winemaker: Fabrizio Zardini

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Hectares: 4

The young company Le Casematte, is the culmination of the dream of its founder Gianfranco Sabbatino, now a "prisoner" of love and unbridled passion for the fruits of the vine. The company is located in the beautiful place of "Stretto of Messina", in the area of ​​Faro Superiore and owes its name for the presence of two blockhouses and small forts used as shelter sentries dating back to the 2nd World War placed to defend the territory. The total extension of the vineyard is about 4 hectares in which are planted variety of Nerello Mascalese and Cappuccio, Nocera and Nero d'Avola in the percentage covered by Faro's DOC, the Faro is a small DOC recognized in 1976, whose total size does not exceed the 30 hectares. The entire technical aspect is entrusted in the winemaker Fabrizio Zardini, originally from Cortina d'Ampezzo but now has been working with several wineries in the island.

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