The hills of Fiego, from which the name Fiegorosso originates, are a micro-area of the Donnici sub-area of the Terre di Cosenza PDO, where Magliocco Dolce has always been grown. The particular exposure and the unique microclimate determine a characterization in pedoclimatic and ampelographic terms; the plants are the historical ones, cultivated as sapling, with very low average yields and manual harvesting.
These elements characterize this label as a pure expression of the territory.
Classification: Terre di Cosenza D.O.P. Donnici sub-area;
Bottles Produced: 35,000
Territory: Donnici is a small village located south of Cosenza which identifies a wider hilly area between 400 and 600 meters. bounded by the Crati and Savuto rivers. "Fiego" is a particularly suitable area in the Donnici area, from which the grapes used for the vinification of this magnificent red wine come;
Grapes: native to the area, such as Magliocco Dolce in prevalence, Greco Nero and native to the area, white Malvasia, albeit in minimal quantities as per tradition,
Cultivation method: traditionally with sapling, with low average yield per hectare
Harvest period: being in the hills, the harvest takes place from mid to late October;
Vinification: soft pressing and long maceration with the skins; p
Fermentation: in steel at controlled temperatures;
Aging: first in steel, then judicious evolution in the bottle;
Color: ruby red, with violet reflections tending to evolving garnet;
Bouquet: intense and persistent, clear cherry and blackberry, only hinted at the spicy hints of cinnamon and licorice in the finish;
Taste: it is a full wine, with great personality, soft and elegant, rightly and rightly tannic, excellent gustative persistence;
Gastronomic combinations: particularly suitable with regional cuisine such as fusilli with lamb sauce, caciocavallo Silano;
Serving temperature: 18-20 ° C. after oxygenation;
Alcohol content: 13% vol.
Awards and Acknowledgments: widely received by all the major sector guides (Gambero Rosso, Vini Buoni d'Italia, Luca Maroni, Paolo Massobrio, Vitae AIS, Bibenda FIS, Veronelli) with flattering evaluations, among the many awards received, the Fiegorosso is awarded in 2015 by Gambero Rosso's Almanacco del Bere as the best red wine of southern Italy for its quality / price ratio.