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Curatolo Arini Nero D’Avola

STYLE

Our monovarietal wines were developed in the 1990s to show the best expression of native Sicilian grape varieties at an affordable price. A young and seductive example of Nero D’Avola, very fruit driven and vibrant.

VINEYARD

The vineyards are located in central Sicily, in the province of Caltanissetta, at about 500 metres above sea level. The altitude, together with the distance from the sea, provides for excellent diurnal variety where the warm Sicilian sun is alternated with fresh, cool evenings, ensuring great condition for ripening the grapes. The vines are planted south facing following the vertical trellis system on sandy and clay rich soil using guyot pruning.

VINTAGE 2015

After a mild spring with unusual frequent showers, summer was warm with an average temperature of 30°C. Winds coming from North West have helped to preserve the quality of the grapes and the typical aromas of this variety. Harvest mid August 2015.

WINEMAKING

After de-stemming and maceration of the skins for about 12 days, fermentation takes place during 15 days at a temperature of 24-26°C in stainless steel tanks. Part of the wine then spends about 6 months in used Gamba Oak barrels of 250 liters.

Variety: Nero D’Avola
Region: San Cataldo, Caltanissetta, Central Sicily
Appearance: Ruby coloured with purple hints
Nose: Lovely notes of violets and red cherries, plums and a hint of white pepper.
Palate: Medium-bodied wine with beautifully intense red fruit characters matched by delicate notes of spices and soft tannins.
Music Pairing: Sun Song - Leon Thomas - Shukuru / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-d_cm_mC_4
Maturation & Cellaring: Aged for at least 6 months in used Gamba Oak barrels of 250 liters.
Food Pairing: To be enjoyed at its best with grilled lamb, a nice steak, a vegetarian risotto or even meaty fish dishes.
Closure: Cork
Harvest Date: Mid September 2015
Bottling Date: April 2017
Technical Info: Alc: 13.5% TA: 6g/l RS: 3.5g/l pH: 3.35