The Nero d'Avola vines (average age 10-30 yrs) grow around 80m above sea level on a south-facing site. They are all 'albarello' (head-trained) bush vines - which are particularly suited to hot and windy climates. The grapes undergo 15 days of maceration and fermentation with regular punching-down of the cap. The wine is matured in stainless steel.
Aromas of fresh, ripe black fruits with morello cherry, plum and tarry notes. The palate is fruit-forward with more wild cherry and damson notes combining with warm, spicy characters. Ripe, chewy tannins and fresh acidity give plenty of structure too. Approachable, but with depth and complexity.
Great with full-flavoured meats such as roasts and game
Sommelier Wine Awards 2017