90 points Wine Spectator
"A well-balanced, medium-bodied red, with light, supple tannins and a pleasing range of crushed black cherry, dried thyme, licorice snap and tangy mineral flavors. Offers a fresh, spiced finish. Drink now through 2023."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Feudo di Santa Tresa estate has around 123 acres of vineyards in the historical vine growing region of Vittoria. A careful selection of the clones and rootstocks are planted at a density of approximately 2,025 vines per acre to preserve the typicity of native varietals while realizing the full potential of this unique microclimate. Lying close to the Mediterranean, Feudo di Santa Tresa’s vineyards benefit from cooling sea breezes. The estate’s soil consists of a layer of light, red, sandy loam (terra rossa) resting on top of a limestone base, which helps retain vital water. In order to preserve this rich terroir, only natural techniques are used to assist cultivation. While the abundant wind and scarce rainfall naturally protect against pest, infestations are further prevented through limited copper and sulfur treatments and “sexual confusion” pheromone traps. In addition, only natural fertilizers are used to avoid introducing chemicals into the topsoil. Undersoil irrigation is utilized to prevent evaporation, thereby maximizing water efficiency. Varietals: 60% Nero d'Avola, 40% Frappato. Tasting Notes: Color - Intense ruby red color. Bouquet - The bouquet on the nose is very elegant with fruityaromas of black raspberry and wild strawberry, and intriguing smoky andtoasted sensations. Flavor - The palate is soft, well-rounded, with great finesse anda long finish. Pairings - Perfect with roasted chicken or fish such as rare tuna; serve chilled.