Alico Nero d’Avola – Syrah
Sicily’s greatest grape variety, fruity and soft, with its signature light spicy notes.
Wine Type: Red
Grapes: Nero d’Avola
Area of Production: Agrigento, Caltanissetta provinces
Soil Type: sandy-silt soils, of medium consistency with an alkaline reaction due to the presence of limestone
Altitude of vineyards: from 200 m to 600 m a.s.l.
Averageage of vines: 12 years
Training System: predominantly vertical shoot positioning (VSP)
Yield/hectare: 9 tonnes
Harvest: mid September
Fermentation: small steel and cement tanks at 26ºC with 4 daily pump overs
Malolactic fermentation: totally carried out
Ageing: 6 months in concrete tanks
Maceration: 6-8 days
Bottle Ageing: 2 months before release
such a full-bodied wine is great to go with strong flavours such pasta with pork sauce or meatball, oven-baked meat or vegetable pasta. For the second course, you are spoilt for choice: Alico Nero d’Avola is excellent with rare red meat and braised meat but also with oriental dishes, such as chicken curry. A real treat with fresh and medium-aged cow, sheep and goat cheeses.