Nero d’Avola - Riserva 2014
Intense dark red colour with notes of blackberries, mulberries, cocoa and balsamic. Round and complex on the palate it has a surprising elegant finish.
The Nero d’Avola grapes for our Riserva, grow in a single vineyard in Western Sicily, in the Trapani district, at approx. 250 m a.s.l., on the slopes of a hilly area facing Rubino lake. A medium texture clay and stoney soil give away wines that can age perfectly. Vines are facing south using the trellis system, guyot pruning.
An unusual cool year with poor rain during spring but with a nice and warm summer that luckily helped with the ripening process.
Hand picked harvest on September 20th. De-stemming, skin maceration for 20 days, first fermentation in stainless steel at 23°C for 15 days. Soft press and stainless steel malolactic. The wine ages for at least 12 months in 250 litres oak barrels followed by 12 months in bottle.
Varietal: Nero D’Avola
Vineyards: Sciara Soprana, Sicilia Occidentale
Colour: Intense ruby red
Nose: Mulberries,blackberries, cocoa and white pepper
Palate: Smooth and complex, with a spicy elegant finish
Ageing: 12 months in 250 l oak casks, 12 months in bottle
Pairing: Perfect with lamb, braised meats, game or a nice cheese platter
Serving Temperature: 18C°
Closure: Diam 10
Harvest: September 20th
Technical Data: Alc: 14% AT: 6g/l ZR: 3,5 g/l pH: 3.35
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