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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2020 vintage
92 Points
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2017 vintage
Tasting Note

Cherry colored wine with an explosion of floral and fruit scents of ripe pears and cherries. Fresh and juicy on the palate, tasty with light tannins.

Food Pairing

Outstanding with fish dishes enriched with Mediterranean spices and herbs. Intriguing with pizza.

Technical Data
Appellation: Noto
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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