Nero D'Avola Sicilia DOC
A Nero D’Avola with an intensive and long lasting flavor, modern and fascinating. An outstanding wine, harmonious and pleasant with the typical characteristics of this great Sicilian autochthonous varietal.
Wine Type: RED
Grapes: Nero d’Avola
Bottles Produced in the vintage: 30.000
Area of Production: Agrigento area, south west Sicily
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: 20 years
Training System: predominantly vertical shoot positioning (VSP) with renewable spurred cordon espalier
Yield/hectare: 8,5 tonnes
Harvest: mid September to mid October
Fermentation: small steel and cement tanks at 26ºC with 4 daily pump overs
Malolactic fermentation: no
Ageing: 12 months in French oak casks
Maceration: 8-10 days
Bottle Ageing: 6 months before release
excellent with pasta alla norma – with eggplant and tomato sauce –, beef filet with Sichuan black pepper; superb with a pecorino cheese tasting of different ageing.