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Nero d'Avola

DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta) Monreale

Grapes used: Nero d'Avola, low-yield coltivation. (typical Sicilian grape).
Harvest: Early september.
Bottling: Various batches.
 
FERMENTATION
Method: Maceration in stainless-steel vats.
Temperature: 28°C.
Duration: 8-10 days.
Malolactic: Yes.
Oak-ageing: 7 months.
Type of barrells: Nevers, Allier, oak barrique ageing, followed by 4 months of bottle-ageing.

TASTING NOTES
Brillant ruby-red color with violet edges.
Complex, fragrant bouquet with hints of oak and fruit.
The palate is polished, refined, warm and dry, with good body and great personality.
 
ACCOMPANIMENT
Serve at 16-20°C. with meat-based dishes, game and hard cheeses.
nero d'avola

Nero d'Avola: Considered the most Sicilian red berry wine. It is also the best know and requested around the world. Its presence on the island dates back to the Phoenician period but its cultivation began thank to the Greeks.

 

AWARDS

2016 - VINI VERONELLI - annata 2014: 87/100

2014 - VINI VERONELLI - annata 2011: 88/100

2014 - VINI DI SICILIA - annata 2011: 3 stars

2014 - LUCA MARONI - annata 2011: 86/100

2013 - RADICI DEL SUD - annata 2011: Primo Classificato

2013 - PRAMAGGIORE - annata 2011: Bacco d'Oro Regionale

2013 - PRAMAGGIORE - annata 2011: Medaglia d'Oro