Nero D'Avola

Nero d'Avola

DOC Sicilia


Grapes: 100% Nero d'Avola.
Denomination: DOC Sicilia
Production area: Sicily
Alcohol content: 13%

ORGANOLEPTIC FEATURES:

Colour: deep ruby-red, with pleasant reflections of violet.
Bouquet: intense and covered, notes of pomegranate and wild strawberries.
Taste: soft and velvety, with smooth and sweet tannins.
Serving Temperature: 16°-18° C
Serving suggestions: Risotto, first courses of backed pasta, red meats, lamb and savory cheeses. For its pleasant structure and intense aromaticity, the Nero d’Avola pairs ideally with typical Sicilian dishes, Spaghetti alla Norma, with eggplant and smocked Ricotta cheese.

VINEYARDS

Prince of the enological re-birth of Sicily, the Nero d’Avola is a very important native varietal. Initially found in Siracusa, it is now found in all the wine-making areas of the island. It prefers clay-like terrain and is very sensitive to excessive dryness and too much exposure to sunlight. The type of farming is “Espallier”, used with an average density of planting where there are 4.500 plants per hectare.

VINIFICATION

This wine is obtained from grapes that have reached perfect aromatic and polyphenolic maturation. Destamming and alcoholic fermentation with the skins occurs for 6-8 days at 22-24° C. Malolactic fermentation occurs with selected bacteria, then finally maturation occurs for 6 months in barriques. It is an average to early varietal maturing around the first week of Semptember.