1697 Nero d'Avola Riserva
Nero d'Avola is rightly considered the prince variety of Sicily. Our 1967 is a true expression of its power and elegance. 1967 shows the value of resilience, fully conveying the cult of sacrifice and dedication to vine cultivation, transmitted over the centuries by farmers. Maceration in steel provides a complete extraction of polyphenolic substances. Its strong character is paired with fruitness and freshness. Its distinct persistence and elegance convey the concept of a powerful and long lasting.
Hand-picked in 15 kg crates, mid-late September.
Grapes are hand-picked and softly crushed to maintain their properties also continuing the tradition. Wine is left on skins for macerating at a controlled temperature for two weeks, with daily pumping over and fulling. Malolactic fermentation is done in a steel tank for six months. Finally, it’s blended with the part of the wine aged in barriques for one year.
Highly recommended to serve it between 16° and 18° C. Ideally served with main courses of Sicilian tradition or goes well with seasoned cheese, meat especially if it’s grilled.