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Tenute Nicosia - Sosta Tre Santi

This collection of top red wines and classic method sparkling wines, produced in a limited series using only the best grapes from our vineyards, is the highest expression of a passion for winemaking that, for more than one hundred years, has inspired the work of the Nicosia family. Sosta Tre Santi means a stopping place for three saints, is a tribute to Trecastagni, the ancient Etna village where the Nicosia’s winery rises up, and the three saints Alfio, Cirino and Filadelfo who, along their journey towards martyrdom, stopped in the town that devotedly worships them even today.

Sosta Tre Santi

Nero d’Avola

DOC Sicilia

Sosta Tre Santi Nero d’Avola is the ‘Cru’ of our vineyards in Contrada Bonincontro (Vittoria), created from a blend of the principal Sicilian grape variety with a small percentage of Syrah. The careful selection of the grapes in the vineyard and in the winery, the slow maceration and long refinement process makes for a red wine that is full-bodied and structured, with a rich and irrepressible aromatic hear

Grape varieties: Nero d’Avola 100%

Vineyards: sandy soil, situated at approximately 200-250 m above sea level; training system: espalier spurred cordon

Raccolta: by hand into crates, in the end of September

Maceration: cold maceration for 24 hours

Fermentation: on the skins follows for 3 weeks at a controlled temperature of 22°C

Ageing: in French oak barriques for 12 months and in the bottle for 12 months

Alcohol content: 14% vol.

Colour: ruby red with purplish highlights

Nose: intense, spicy and fruity, bursting with notes of jam and marked balsamic overtones

Palate: velvety, full-bodied, displays an excellent balance and lingering finish

Food Pairings: roasted meats, game, cold cuts and aged cheeses

Serving temperature: 16-18°

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AWARDS & GUIDES

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    James Suckling Ranking 2019

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola Riserva DOC Sicilia ’12

    92 points

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    Winescritic.com Ranking 2019

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola Riserva DOC Sicilia ’12

    92 points

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    The Wine Advocate Robert Parker Ranking 2019

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola Riserva DOC Sicilia ’12

    88 points

  • Guides

    Bibenda 2019 - Fondazione Italiana Sommelier

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola Riserva DOC Sicilia ’12

    Quattro Grappoli

  • Guides

    Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2019

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola Riserva DOC Sicilia ’12

    90 points

  • Wine ratings - Wine reviews

    Falstaff Trophy Nero d’Avola 2018

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola ’11

    93 points

  • Guides

    Bibenda 2018 - Fondazione Italiana Sommelier

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola ’11

    Quattro Grappoli

  • Guides

    Vinibuoni d’Italia 2018 - Touring Club

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola ’11

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2017 - Gambero Rosso

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola '10

    Tre Bicchieri

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2016 - Gambero Rosso

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola '09

    Due Bicchieri Rossi (Finalista Tre Bicchieri)

  • Guides

    Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2014 - Luca Maroni

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola ’09

    91 points - Best Wine

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2013 - Gambero Rosso

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola ’08

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2013 - Luca Maroni

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola ’08

    88 points - Best Wine

  • Guides

    Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2012 - Luca Maroni

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola ’07

    88 points - Best Wine

  • Guides

    I Vini D'Italia 2011 - L’Espresso

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola ’07

    Selected wine

  • Guides

    Vini d’Italia 2011 - Gambero Rosso

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola ’07

    Selected wine

  • Wine competitions

    International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola ’07

    Silver medal

  • Wine competitions

    Mundus Vini 2011

    Sosta Tre Santi Nero d'Avola ’07

    Silver medal