Nero d’Avola vines are 25-30 years old, planted with a southern exposure at 80 meters above sea level. Yields are 6.6 tons/acre, to encourage aromatic depth and flavor complexity. In the spring, the vines are pruned to one bud per plant, and in June/July, a green harvest eliminates lesser grapes. Twenty days prior to harvest, there's an additional cluster thinning, or a selection of the best grapes in the bunch. To develop superior aromas and texture, the wine is aged in steel tanks rather than oak to retain the grape's fresh, crisp and fruity characters.

92 Points
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92 Points
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2020 vintage
Harvest Note
The winter was mild and rainier than usual. An early spring kicked off the 2021 wine season in Sicily, with the development of harmonious and balanced vegetation. Immediately after flowering, temperatures had risen rapidly since the month of June, regulated by constant winds that cool the vineyards and by significant temperature variations. The harvest began at the end of August without particular ripening advances. The grapes, the highest expression of quality, represent an excellent expression of variety and territory.
Tasting Note
Rosè di Nere' is an elegant wine characterised by its pale rosé colour and subtle peach highlights. Intense, with immediate freshness and a bouquet of ripe, elegant fruit. In the mouth, the wine is enveloping and well-rounded with citrus notes of pink grapefruit. Very long and beautiful finish.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with aperitifs and blue fish.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Nero d'Avola
APPELLATION: Terre Siciliane IGP
PH: 3.35
ACIDITY: 5.5 g/l
ABV: 12.5%
AGING: Aged in steel tanks
Unique Selling Points
  • Great freshness comes from maritime influence of this southern Italian terroir
  • Outstanding expression of fruit derived from Nero d’Avola varietal
  • Incredibly versatile and pleasant on any occasion

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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