A surprising blend of the distinctive Frappato, a traditional grape from Sicily, and Shiraz grown in this unique terroir. The cuvee consistes of 75% Frappato and 25% Shiraz, vinified seperately and then blended.
Lignum Vitis, whose name alludes to the process of aging the wine in large barrels, is mouth filling, full bodied and structured with a persistent chocolate finish and an exceptional balance between its fruity aromas and the notes of oak.
The visually striking and very unusual label is made from wood veneer.
Gold medal – Berliner
Deep ruby red / magenta colour with notes of almonds on the nose. The sweetly fruited palate carries notes of dark chocolate, spices and cherry jam. Medium weight to full bodied and structured with blackcurrant, pepper and spice and a persistent chocolate plus notes of marzipan on the finish. Very smooth, easy drinking.
Pair with – almost all Italian dishes, such as pasta dishes like rigatoni all’amatriciana, spaghetti alla Bolognese and lasagne
About the Producer
Enoitalia derives from ‘e eni Italia’ – “And us, Italy”.
The project started in 1986 and, under the management of Giorgio Pizzolo and his three brothers Giuliano, Augusto and Floriano, for the past 30 years has had a clear objective: to be global ambassadors for Italian wine.
Valuing and promoting the uniqueness of each Italian varietal and its region, 80% of its production is exported to over 80 countries on 5 continents.
The growth of Enoitalia is supported through this international development, by its unique business model and by continuous investments in production capacity and distribution network.
Starting long before it became fashionable, they have a long track record in sustainability – their latest project is to significantly reduce their energy requirements. They are part of VIVA, a project of the government ministry for the ecological transition of Italian viticulture.
They strongly believe in high-certified quality standards and follow the stringent protocols of evaluation of many global certification standards.