Giato Rosso, Centopassi (Red)
Giato Rosso is a Sicilian red wine, a blend of Nero D’Avola 70% and Perricone 30% produced by the cooperative Centopassi. Under the banner of Libera Terra, Centopassi cultivates land and vineyards that have been confiscated from the Mafia. Centopassi is the viticultural soul of the social cooperatives.
Fermented in stainless steel and matured in steel vats for 5 months, this wine on the nose has intense notes of red fruits, such as blueberry, raspberry and black cherry with hints of balsamic and spicy notes of black pepper. It is earthy with vibrant acidity, a pleasant soft mouthfeel with well-integrated tannins and a long finish.
This wine is dedicated to the memory of Mafia victims and to those who actively demonstrate opposition to Sicilian criminal organisations through their work and on a daily basis. All of Centopassi vineyards are organically farmed and certified and are located in the Belice Corleonese, a site particularly suited to the production of high quality wines. The soils are rich in calcaire, and the vines are located high enough above sea level to keep them fresh and interesting. Yields are kept extremely low. Centopassi comprises of 94 hectares of confiscated Mafia land turned vineyards.
The brave work undertaken by Centopassi helps create lawful work for locals and ensures good wages in addition to benefits access, such as healthcare and pensions. Not only is this project exceedingly noble but the wines are fantastic too. These products allow customers the ability to support this cause and aid in breaking the mafia’s local control.
Food Pairing – A great accompaniment to salami, antipasti and caponata but also primi pasta dishes such as Pasta alle Sarde.
Serves: 6 x 125ml glasses
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place
- Nero D’Avola : 70%
- Perricone: 30%
- 13.5% Alcohol content