Nero - Nero d'Avola
IGT Terre Siciliane
Grape varieties: Nerello Mascalese.
Vineyards : the soil is volcanic, very rich in minerals, at an altitude of 650-750 m above sea level, with good range of temperature between day and night
Harvest : second-third week of October
Fermentation : after destemming, grapes are carefully selected, and left to macerate and ferment at a controlled temperature for approximately 8-10 days; malolactic fermentation takes place in steel vats; following stabilization and filtration before bottling
Ageing : in steel vats and 2 months in the bottle
Alcohol content : 12,5% vol.
Colour : ruby red
Nose : intense with touches of forest floor fruits and spices
Palate : elegant, and well-orchestrated
Food Pairings : Elaborated entrées and risottos, red meats and semi-aged cheeses.
Serving temperature : 16-18°C.