Alberello trained (bush trained) vines are 12-34 years old, and have been planted with a southern exposure at 250 feet elevation, about one mile from the sea. Grape yields are low (about 2.5 tons/acre) to encourage concentration and complexity in the wine. In the spring, the vines are pruned to one bud per plant, and in June/July, a green harvest is performed to eliminate lesser grapes. Twenty days prior to harvest, the vines go through an additional cluster thinning, or a selection of the best grapes in the bunch.

95 Points
Ultimate Wine Challenge
94 Points
2020 vintage
Harvest Note
The mild winter as always and an early spring kicked off the 2021 grape growing season in Sicily. Harmonious and balanced vegetation development, the result of our attention to detail. Immediately after flowering, temperatures rose rapidly as early as June, regulated by constant winds cooling the vineyards and significant temperature ranges. The harvest began in late August without any particular advances in ripening. The grapes, the highest expression of quality, represent very well the varietal and terroir characteristics.
Tasting Note
Deep ruby red in color. Mature fruit and notes of spice taste. Deep and well structured.
Food Pairing
Fine meats, game noble, braised red meats, grilled fish
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Nero d'Avola
PH: 3.4
ACIDITY: 5.7 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Aged in stainless steel tanks for about 6 months, then aged in bottle for 2 months
Unique Selling Points
  • Carefully pruned vines and the best selection of grapes highlight the distinct characteristics of the indigenous Nero d’Avola in the region for which it’s best suited.
  • This flavorful, zesty wine is easy to drink and shows a charming, “fruit forward” character with a juicy mouthfeel.
  • Aged in steel tank to preserve the wine’s fresh, crisp, fruity characteristics.

About the Grape

Nero d’Avola
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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