Sulfurous notes bound to sweet aromas, like marzipan, yet sour black cherry and mulberry rise from the glass. The wine shows notes of candid citrus fruits, tomato leaves and oregano. Idda has a clear expression of ripe and sweet fruit on the palate. A good and mineral length, with hints of flint. A medium structure with good acidity make it enjoyable and refreshing.
The Gaja and Graci families own 20 hectares of vineyards, between 600m and 800m a.s.l., in the village of Belpasso and Biancavilla. The grape varieties currently planted are Nerello Mascalese and Carricante
Winter in between 2016/2017 year was rather cold with lavish rain falls. In February an abundant snow shower brought about 80 cm of snow. Other rainfall fell all over March. Nevertheless, the beginning of the growing season in April, was characterised by sunny days and the increase of temperatures which led to a spring trend on average. From June onwards, the vintage was dry and very warm reaching peaks of 42° C both in July and August. However, beneficial temperature excursion between day and night, hastened the growing season and increased the flavour concentration of the berries. Very little rainfall followed and only fell close to the time of harvesting. The harvest itself started in the second half of September, 10 days earlier than the previous year
Fermentation and maceration for around three weeks partially in oak and in concrete vats. Followed by 24 months of ageing in oak and concrete
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses