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 is handpicked and the skins are gently broken. Fermentation is in stainless steel tanks and lined vats with regular punching down. A first blending of lots takes place when the wine is placed in barrique; a second at the first racking. The wines are then bottled with minimum intervention.

93 Points
2019 vintage
90 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2019 vintage
Harvest Note
The winter was mild and rainier than usual, feeding the underground water reserves, which are so precious during the summer. After pruning, the vines cry profusely, showing the exuberance of the season a few days later. The saplings of Feudo Maccari sprout, first the Grillo then the Nero d'Avola and in no time at all they reach the height of the post that supports them. Spring is very fast and June already has summer temperatures. Summer is the season that most symbolizes these territories, the wind cools the microclimate of the grapes in the tree. Healthy grapes predict an excellent result that comes with the September harvest. The maturities are excellent and clear, the phenolic maturation homogeneous, certainly a year of balance and elegance that enhances the native varieties.
Tasting Note
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. To the palate it is fresh, complex and persistent. The acidic components are significant and gives to the wine a long life in bottle.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with fine meats and roasts.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Nero d'Avola
APPELLATION: Nero D'avola Sicilia DOP
PH: 3.39
ACIDITY: 6.01 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Matured 12 to 14 months in French oak
Unique Selling Points
  • A luxurious Sicilian Nero d’Avola from the founder of Tenuta Sette Ponti in Tuscany
  • Matured 12 to 14 months in French oak for greater complexity

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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