Merlot Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon
Sauvignon Blanc Nero d’Avola Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay Nero d’Avola Insolia
Red grapes vines (Ha)
White grapes vines (Ha)
Merlot 15,00 Cabernet Sauvignon 3,70 Syrah 4,50 Petit Verdot 2,00 Nero d’Avola 7,00 Total: 32,20
Chardonnay 6,00 Sauvignon blanc 7,00 Pinot Grigio 1,50 Grillo 4,00 Insolia 3,50 Total: 22,20
Maria Luisa Rizzuto, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mary Bauermeister - Summer ‘60
he Rizzuto Guccione family has owned the Piconello farm for two centuries. They have a strong tradition among the growers in the Sicilian countryside of Agrigento. The vineyard comprises in excess of 50 hectares, mainly trained with spurpruned cordon. In 2003 we proudly presented IBISCO, I.G.T. Sicilia 2001, our first bottled wine to the market. It is a blend of Nero d’Avola, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon it has an intense ruby colour. In 2004 the winery started producing STATALE 115, a 100% Merlot aged for one year in small French oak barriques. In addition we produced three new fresh and fruity unoaked wines.
They are: Piconello (100% Cabernet Sauvignon), Piconello Grillo (100% Grillo) and Jannicello (100% Nero d’Avola). All the labels have been designed by internationally well known artists like Piero Guccione, Franco Sarnari and Mary Bauermeister, close friends of the family. They are among many artists, musicians and writers who have chosen Picanello as a gathering and resting centre because of its long tradition of hospitality that blends farming, art and culture. A young, well known Sicilian artist,Croce Taravella is working on a big and impressive installation beside the new cellar. 3
GrapeVarieties: Nero dâ€™Avola (60%) Merlot (25%) Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) Plantingdensity: 4800 Vines/Hectare Ageing: 16 months in small Allier oak barrels Alcoholcontent: 13,5-14% vol.
GrapeVarieties: Merlot Plantingdensity: 4800 Vines/Hectare Ageing: 12 months in small Allier oak barrels Alcoholcontent: 13-13,5% vol.
Color: Ruby red Scent: Mature red berries Savour: Round end persistent
Color: Ruby red Scent: Mature red berries Savour: Fruity with strawberry hints
Grape Varieties: CabernetSauvignon Planting density: 4850Vines/Hectare Alcohol content: 13,5%vol. Color: Redwithviolet reflections Scent: fruity Savour: Spicy with green pepperhints
GrapeVarieties: Grillo Plantingdensity: 4800Vines/Hectare Alcoholcontent: 12,5%vol. Color: Strongstraw-like Scent: Fragrant with floral notes Savour: Sapidslightly mineral
GrapeVarieties: CabernetSauvignon Plantingdensity: 4850Vines/Hectare Alcoholcontent: 12,5%vol. Color: Brillant sour black cherry Scent: fruity with strawberryhints Savour: Round with mineral notes.
GrapeVarieties: Nerodâ€™Avola Plantingdensity: 4900Vines/Hectare Alcoholcontent: 13,5%vol. Color: Rubyred Scent: Spiced Savour: Round with hints of salvia
The capacity of the cellar is around 2000 hl. New temperature controlled stainless steel tanks include 8 vinification tanks of 100 hl each, 14 tanks ranging in size from 25-150hl, and three other stabilization tanks of varying capacities.
The new cellar where our wines will be produced starting from this vintage.
Left to right: oil mill and wine cellar.
NOVEMBER 2008 2 - 3 TORONTO 5 MONTRÉAL 17 TOKYO ND
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