Color: Deep ruby-red with pleasant reflections of
Bouquet: Intense and covered, notes of currant stick
out, wild strawberries, and pomegranate.
Flavor: Soft and velvety. Distinct characteristics of fruitiness come forth.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 90 points - Deep red in color. The complex bouquet is evocative of ripe black cherries, sage, and violets. In the mouth, it’s all juicy fruit and hints of cedar. The structure is firm and the tannins assertive, but approachable.” (Jun 2013)
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 of the wine-making areas of the island.
Sambuca di Sicilia, in the province of Agrigento, where ruch, mature, and structured Nero d’Avola is obtained. It prefers clay-like terrain and is very sensitive to excessive dryness and too much exposure to sunlight. The type of farming is "Espalier”, used with an average density of planting where there are 4500 plants per 2.5 Acres.
|Wine maker notes
|100% Nero d’Avola. It is an average to early varietal maturing around the first week of September.
This wine is obtained from grapes that have reached perfect aromatic and polyphenolic maturation. Destemming and alcoholic fermentation with the skins occurs for 6-8 days at 71-75 degrees. Malolactic Fermentation occurs with selected bacteria, then finally maturation occurs for 6 months in French barriques.
|Pairs well with Risotto, first courses of baked 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 smoked ricotta cheese.
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