Grapes: 100% Nero d’Avola
Twenty to 30-year-old vines are planted to south-facing vineyards 80 meters above sea level in volcanic soil with white sand and chalk deposits. The fruit was handpicked and the skins were gently broken. Fermentation was in stainless steel tanks and lined vats. After 20 days of regular punching down and topping of the cap, the wine underwent an initial blending and spent 12 to 14 months aging in French barriques, with a second blending at first racking. The wine was then aged for another six months in bottle prior to release.
Gambero Rosso2014 vintage
Tasting Panel2014 vintage
To be remembered as a great vintage, the phenological phases of the vine grew in balance and was supported by optimal meteorological indices. Spring was warm and balanced, followed by a long but never too stressful Summer for the plants. It prepared the grapes well for the final stage of maturation, relying on light rains in late August to complete an outstanding balance. It was in the vegetative stage of the vineyards where the fruiting was able to fully express the potential of the territory.
Has lush, deep aromas and flavors of dark and sour red cherries, spearmint, spice and oak. Palate flavors are velvety, plush, and concentrated, balanced by fine acidity and ripe, sweet tannins, before a long finish.
A superb match for full-flavored meats and game, especially stews and roasts.
GRAPES: 100% Nero d’Avola
APPELLATION: Sicilia DOC
ACIDITY: 6.20 g/l
points of distinction
- A robust and luxurious Sicilian Nero d’Avola from the founder of Tenuta Sette Ponti in Tuscany
about the grape +
Nero d’Avola produces deep-colored wines that have wild cherry and plum, dark chocolate and earthy aromas and flavors, good minerality and acidity, and a high level of tannins.
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