Porta del Vento – Ishac

Producer: Porta del Vento
Wine: Ishac
Grape Variety: 100% Nero d’Avola
Production Zone: Porta del Vento – Camporeale (Palermo)
Altitude: 1,970 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 3.5 acres, 2.8 tons per acre
Exposure: South
Soil: Sandy
Vinification & Aging: The Nero d’Avola is manually harvested in late August, when the grapes are fully mature and have a good acidity level and a percentage of sugars that is not too high. Fermentation takes place with the skins for 30 days in open oak vats, without sulfur or foreign yeasts. The wine is aged for 12 months in large French oak barrels.
Alcohol: 14%
Description: Intense ruby color; the wine is mature from the first year, rich with aromas of wild berries, black cherries and sour cherries.
Food Pairing: Ideal with any type of meat dish, includings roasts; cheese