Baglio Gibellina, Sogno del Sud Organic Merlot, DOC, Sicily, Italy, 2021
The ancient and unchanged land of Sicily is truthfully reflected in the wines of Baglio Gibellina.
‘Baglio’ refers to the original internal courtyard of the farm, surrounded by a series of old rural warehouses once used for the collection and processing of grapes. Dominating the valley, it is surrounded by the hills of Salemi and Santa Ninfa, the landscape marked by rolling vineyards, broom and prickly pears. Old vine planted between 300-600m above sea level are grown on a mixture of clay and volcanic soils, resulting in wines that encapsulate ancient family traditions, authenticity and quality, with immense charm and easy appeal.
The vines are located on a hillside with a south facing exposure and are cultivated in the espalier system.
Harvested by hand in the first half of September, and are vinified in small stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 15°C.
No oak ageing
An intense ruby red with a complex and spicy aroma, warm bramble fruit and a persistent finish.
Risotto, red meats and matured cheeses.
6 x 75cl