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Costantino wines: wine between mythology and tradition

arianeroCostantino wines lies in the Sicilian hinterland dotted with mythological stories whose protagonists were Minos, Theseus, the god Dionysus. We are in Partinico at about thirty kilometers from Palermo, where Costantino winery was founded in 1960 by Papa’ Onofrio said “Nonò”, a true Sicilian love with his land. Driven by this passion, “Nono” day after day gave form to that which a company was for him the realization of that dream the place to grow and learn to life.
Today the third generation and the zeal and passion for the land and its products is the same as always. Develop, through the cultivation of fruit, flavors, scents, genuineness, authenticity of the products of Sicily in the tradition that distinguishes it: this is the ambition of Constantine wines.

The land covers 55 hectar of land planted with vines at a height above sea level from 250 to 600m. In the 55 hectares of land have been selected the best varieties of native grapes (Nero d’Avola, Catarratto, grecanico, unusual, Muller Thurgau, cricket) and international grape varieties (Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon,Petit Verdot, Chardonnay). Cultivation has a carefully crafted using much labor and a few mechanical means.
In the cellar, the innovation and the traditional techniques are perfectly integrated, in order to ensure the highest quality and authenticity of the final product.

We tasted:

Aria Siciliana Nero d’Avola 2013arianero2

A Nero d’Avola 100%, obtained by manual harvest in the second decade of September. The wine is made with fermentation and maceration at a controlled temperature for 10-12 days. It presents a very intense red color. The nose stand out ripe fruit, red berry but also spices. In the mouth surprises by strong well-balanced structure with the roundness persistence. In the kitchen, the pairings are all Sicilian: Pork rolls with sweet and sour onions and “caponata”. Definitly a great Sicilian wine.