Salina Rosso IGT “Tenuta Ruvoli” 2016 – Salvatore d’Amico
Intense ruby red to the eye. To the nose, there are hints of overripe red fruit, accompanied by a nuance that recalls dried figs. The palate confirms the olfactory, resulting in powerful and characterized by enveloping tannins and an aftertaste that recalls sweet tobacco.
Salina Tenuta Ruvoli d’Amico is a blend of Nerello Mascalese 50%, Nerello Cappuccio 40%, Corinto Nero and other traditional grapes 10%. The wine is made from grapes coming the Cru Vineyard called Tenuta Ruvoli located 300 meters a.s.l. with West exposure. The soil is volcanic and the harvest is only carried manually. The wine is vinified in red, staying on the skin for about 60 hours. The Salina Tenuta Ruvoli d’Amico is after matured in oak barrel for about 6 months and after bottling aged for an additional 4 months before release. The wine inserted in the projects “Interpretations” and “Wines of the Mediterranean Minor Islands” and obtained with organic farming grapes certified by ICEA.
“I have always been inspired by two very important cornerstones: tradition, which respects the territory of the island for over three generations, using and working exclusively local resources without altering its integrity, and the high quality of the products, following the philosophy of my grandfather and my father I produce a limited number of bottles, in order to be able to carry out the traditional procedure with a careful control in all the processing phases, starting from the selection of the grapes and without adding yeasts to the finished product. ” – SALVATORE D’AMICO
The Salvatore d’Amico wine is one of the oldest on the island of Salina and is a small family business operating in the Municipality of Leni. Over the years, the land cultivated in the vineyard has been gradually increasing from an initial hectare, from which the entire production of the family farm came, to three hectares. The planting of new vineyards has required a lot of effort due to the morphology of the land, which has made the construction of terraced plants particularly laborious by restoring old dry-stone walls, along which the caper plants grow wild. From the vineyards the company obtains four real oenological pearls: the Malvasia delle Lipari D.O.C, the Tenuta Ruvoli a Salina Rosso I.G.T., the Tenuta Valdichiesa a Salina Bianco I.G.T. and the Léne a Salina Bianco I.G.T., all fine wines, to be tasted directly in the farm, perhaps after visiting the characteristic winery and the vineyards from which they come.