SIROCCO - NERO D'AVOLA
100% Nero D’Avola. Typical grape from Eastern Sicily. Famous for its strong taste and intense perfume. Ripe cherry and plum flavours are interlaced with spice and earth. It is full-bodied with a lush, smooth mouth feel and a lengthy, persistent finish.
The Nero d’Avola is recommended by Italian doctors
to patients with heart disorders.
Produced from the fruit of some of the best vineyard sites on the island of Sicily.
The climate is typical Mediterranean – hot and dry, with moderate temperatures year round.
A strong summer sun is balanced by heavy rainfall in the winter months.
The island is well ventilated by both cool Mediterranean Sea breezes and hot African sirocco winds.
Volcanic soil from Mt.Etna is rich in minerals with a sandy consistency. Altitudes range from 50-250 meters above sea level.
A manual harvest took place in mid-September. Upon arrival at the cellar, the grapes were pressed with cold skin contact for 12 hours in stainless steel tanks at 10° C. Fermentation followed over a period of 12 days at 16°C with periodic aerations. Aged for 6 months in stainless steel, the wine was then filtered, fined and bottled and cellared for an additional month..
"Three cups of wine I prepare for moderate men:
one for health, which they will empty first;
the second for love and pleasure,
the third for sleep.
The fourth cup no longer belongs to us but to violence…"
Eubulus – Greek statesman (350 BC)