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91 points James Suckling [2014]
93 points Doctor Wine [2015]

Smooth and well-balanced single vineyard Nero d’Avola with intense scents of ripe red fruit, graphite, rue and violet.

Tech Sheet [PDF]

Typology

red

Classification

DOC Sicily

Grapes

Nero d’Avola 100%

Production area

Mazara del Vallo (TP), northwestern Sicily (Italy)

Soil type

medium texture soil rich of stone and pebbles with a good mineral endowment

Altitude

100/150 meters a.s.l.

Viticulture

spurred cordon system with a medium-high plant density (5000 plants/ha)

Climate

insular-mediterranean with mild winters and breezy summers

Harvest period

from the end of September to the first week of October, depending each year on the tipening of the grapes

Vinification

soft pressing and destemming from 25 up to 30 days of maceration, depending on the vintage. Extraction through traditional pumpings at a temperature of 26°/28°C

Ageing

18 months in large oak barrels followed by ageing in bottle for 6 months

Tasting notes

Visual: intense ruby red with purple hues
Olfactory: intense aromas of ripe red fruit, with notes of graphite, rue and violet
Taste: good balance and soft tannins

Pairing

excellent with roasted meat and medium-aged cheese

Serving Temperature

17°/18° C