Il Capitano | Fausta Mansio Consiglio

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Rosso
Sicily ( IT )
Terre Siciliane IGP
Nero D'Avola 90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
Enjoy it within 4-5 years.
13% vol

Production and refinement

After manual harvesting, the grapes are immediately taken to the press.

Here, the grapes are carefully selected. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. Following fermentation, there are several months of refinement on the fine lees before the final bottling.

Organoleptic analysis

Visual exam

Of a deep ruby red.

Olfactory examination

On the nose, it expresses the typical scents of Nero d'Avola: dried flowers, spices, sour cherry, blackberries, raspberries, black pepper, and tobacco.

Taste test

On the palate, it is fresh, enveloping, and tannic, with continuous hints of spices and red fruit.

Contents index

From the vineyard to the table: discover our wine

Ready for a journey to discover Il Capitano | Fausta Mansio Consiglio ? We will now take you to delve deeper into every aspect of this exceptional wine through three key sections:

Cellar

Come and learn about the history and values ​​of the winery which passionately grows and transforms grapes into wine

Territory

Immerse yourself in the land that gives life to these unique grapes, discovering the climate and terroir that influence its character

Pairings

Get expert advice on the perfect pairings that will enhance both the wine and your meal

The cellar

Country: Italy

Region: Sicily, Siracusa

Hectares of vineyards: 7

Fausto Mansio

Born from Fausto's passion for wine and his ambitious project to revive one of the most historic wine productions in Syracuse in 1999, today the legacy of that dream is proudly celebrated by his son Olaf.

Through dedication to organic cultivation, aimed at preserving the precious clayey terroir of the Val d'Anapo to the fullest, the company has achieved exceptional results.

Fausto Mansio

In particular, Moscato di Siracusa, the jewel of the region, has been restored to its original purity and naturalness, offering an authentic and vibrant expression of the territory. With a vineyard area of 7 hectares, the company continues to pass down with passion and commitment the wine-making tradition of the area, keeping alive the memory of its roots and the respect for the land that nourishes it.

Region and territory

A land kissed by the sun

Sicily

A land kissed by the sun

Sicily

A land kissed by the sun

Sicily

Sicilian wine territory is now considered a true continent, thanks to its pedoclimatic variability and rich biodiversity. It is located in the center of the Mediterranean and in the so-called "northern sunbelt," an area between the 30th and 50th parallels north and the 30th and 40th parallels south, where the best conditions of brightness and temperature for vine cultivation are found.

On the smaller islands, given the high temperatures and windy conditions, the typical training system is the "alberello" and its "mixed" versions (for example, on the island of Pantelleria), as well as the "Tendone" system. In the rest of Sicilian territory, however, more than half of the vineyards use espaliers and contre-espaliers. In Sicily, wines with a long history are born, such as Marsala, but also fragrant dessert wines like Passito di Pantelleria and Malvasia delle Lipari, not to mention Moscato di Noto and numerous robust red wines and interesting white wines. There's also Nerello Mascalese, climbing the slopes of Mount Etna.

Siracusa

The wine territory of Syracuse, an enchanting city located on the eastern coast of Sicily, boasts a rich winemaking tradition that extends along the slopes of the majestic Mount Etna and the fertile plains of the Val di Noto.

Here, the temperate Mediterranean climate, with its warm summer days and cool sea breezes, creates optimal conditions for grape cultivation. Among the most cultivated varieties, we find the renowned Nero d'Avola, a Sicilian native grape that yields robust and full-bodied wines, rich in black fruit and spices, ideal for aging. Alongside this, Frappato, with its floral and fruity notes, contributes to creating fresh and aromatic wines, perfect for summer.

The most renowned denominations of the territory include Moscato di Siracusa, a sweet and aromatic wine obtained from the Moscato Bianco grape variety, and Cerasuolo di Vittoria, a blend of Nero d'Avola and Frappato that gives rise to elegant wines with a unique character.

In the picturesque wine territory of Syracuse, amidst the slopes of Mount Etna and the fertile plains of the Val di Noto, the temperate Mediterranean climate creates the ideal environment for cultivating quality grapes.

Recommended pairings and dishes

Matching by concordance

A quality red wine, made from the finest grapes, which, due to its intensity and structure, calls for harmonious pairings with dishes of equally rich and full-bodied flavor.

Matching by contrast

A fresh red wine that pairs satisfyingly with dishes endowed with a certain richness.

Pairs well with

Second courses of meat including ossobuco, roasts; aged cheeses and intense cold cuts; heavily seasoned first courses.

Matching by concordance

A quality red wine, made from the finest grapes, which, due to its intensity and structure, calls for harmonious pairings with dishes of equally rich and full-bodied flavor.

Matching by contrast

A fresh red wine that pairs satisfyingly with dishes endowed with a certain richness.

Pairs well with

Second courses of meat including ossobuco, roasts; aged cheeses and intense cold cuts; heavily seasoned first courses.

Roast Pork with Marsala

A Sicilian cuisine second course, oven-baked or cooked in a pot. A "festive" dish simple to prepare and very tasty, tender, and succulent.

Braised Beef

Braised beef is a cornerstone of Piedmontese cuisine, savory and succulent with complex aromas. For an elegant touch, cook it in the same wine you will be serving.

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