Azienda Vitivinicola Tola
The company is located in the province of Palermo among Alcamo, the small country town of Grisì and Partinico.
It was born from the passion and intuition of Girolamo Tola called “Mimmo”, who inherited by his father Francesco the love for the country and above all for viniculture. For his family the land has been support, life but also enthusiasm, satisfaction and pride.
Since his childhood, Mimmo was involved in his father activities, and all this left him see the great sacrifice of that man who loved his work ardently. He got up at at dawn and come back home in the evening, all the day in the sun or in the cold, with the wind or in the rain, his face marked by weariness, so tired he could not utter a word but satisfied with the work done during that day.
GRANDUCA NERO D’AVOLA
From the red grape variety sovereign of the sicilian lands, from grapes selected with care and devotion, Granduca Nero d’Avola was born, a wine with a strong personality, able to combine history, tradition and sensations of a rugged and generous land, full of strength and vitality.
The grapes are picked by hand in the second half of september; in the cellar their vinification begins with a long maceration on the skins and an equally long fermentation in steel at a controlled temperature.
At the end of the malolactic fermentation, the wine is put on french oak barrels where it will spend a long period of refinement that will end with bottling and mellowing in glass for another two years. The commitment of winemakers is repaid year after year, by the result of their work: a wine with a remarkable evolutionary capacity that continues to receive recognitions and appreciations by consumers from all over the world.
The colour is intense ruby red; it expresses at the nose an elegant complex of aromas of black currant and blueberries, notes of licorice and tobacco tones. The taste is powerful, consistent, with a slight acidity and an always protagonist tannin.
It goes perfectly with very spicy second courses, marinated and smoked meats, excellent with a good curry chicken, to try with chilli pepper chocolate.
It can mature for several years at a temperature of 10 C° without light.
CHIMAERA BIANCO BIO
The result of a blend of white berried grapes, fermented on the skins as it was once, Chimaera Bianco Bio is a young wine, fresh and alive, which will amaze you thanks to its character and its ability to best express the peculiarities of the territories where the same grape grows. A Doc Sicilia that tells of a special and unique terroir, of manual and biological processes in the vineyard and non-invasive techniques used in the winery, to offer natural and genuine aromas and flavors.
Straw yellow with greenish reflections. Complex nose with aromas of apricots, orange peel, candied fruit and toasted hazelnut. The mouthfeel is typical and fresh, tasty and balanced although always dominated by acidity, and with a slightly bitter pink grapefruit finish.
Sapidity and freshness combined with the complexity of flavors make this wine pleasant as an aperitif and excellent in combination with fish preparations such as pasta with Trapani pesto or the traditional couscous with fish.
Made exclusively from carefully selected Chardonnay grapes. The yeld per hectare is kept very low to obtain a wine with incomparable organoleptic properties. The harvest takes place at the end of august. The bunch, freshly cut by hand from the plant, is cooled and the must obtained is fermented in steel tanks at a controlled temperature. The maturation proceeds for 6 months in french oak barrels and ends with the refinement for another six months in the bottle, before entering the market to develop its bouquet.
The colour is intense straw yellow, to the nose it is warm and enveloping, with hints of cedar and apricot. It is soft and persistent on the palate.
It accompanies fish or meat courses, semi-matured cheeses, dishes based on white meats, high-gastronomy fish.