Kio, the passito of Nocera just like the renowned warlord, is the fusion of two souls. The first soul is intense, strong and vigorous and the second one is more delicate with a sensitive heart. The strong spirit of the Mamertinos’ land even today offers a wine full of passion emanating from centuries of history.
Production area: Furnari (ME), Tenuta di Mastronicola
Grape variety: 100% Nocera
Classification: Terre Siciliane IGP
Soil: medium mix, with the tendency to be calcareous.
Altitude: 110 meters above sea level
Vineyard: Spurred cordon. Green harvest is performed by reducing about 40% of the grapes.
Average yield: 40 ql/Ha
Plants per hectares: 4000
Harvest: In mid-November, in 5 kg crates
Vinification: In small stainless-steel tanks for about 1 month, during which manual punching and dosing of raisins are carried out.
Ageing: In French oak barrels for 24 months. In the bottle for 6
Alcohol content: 14,5% vol.
Service temperature: 14°C
Recommendation: With blue or aged cheeses, with ricotta-based
desserts. Extraordinary good as a meditation wine for those who like to read and listen music. Perfect complement for a formal dinner or a romantic date.
Visual profile: Intense ruby red with garnet reflections.
Olfactory profile: Rich, intense, complex. With strong aromas
and hints ranging from fruity liquor-infused cherries, blackberry jam and prunes, to spicy notes of vanilla, dark chocolate and caramel. The rich balsamic nuances are evaluated as a final note.
Taste profile: Warm, soft and with excellent structure. Velvety, enveloping and with a well-balanced sweet component. Long persistence in the mouth