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.
Wine Enthusiast2017 vintage
Wine Spectator2017 vintage
Sicily saw what could be described as the “perfect summer” in 2017. Rainfall was at a minimum and temperatures were not as hot as normal. These elements made for a perfect maturation, giving the white varietals a great balance and structure.
Intense ruby red color. The bouquet exhibits a great balance between the floral notes where the orange peel is well integrated with spiced notes of Indian herbs. On the palate it is fresh, complex and persistent. The acidic components are significant and gives the wine a long life in bottle.
A superb match for full-flavored meats and game, especially stews and roasts.
GRAPES: 100% Nero d’Avola
APPELLATION: Nero d'avola DOP Sicilia
ACIDITY: 6 g/l
AGING: Spends 12 to 14 months aging in French barriques, with a second blending at first racking.
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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