Nero d'Avola

Sicilia DOC

Prince of the enological re-birth of Sicily, the Nero d’Avola is a very important native varietal. Initially found in Siracusa, it is now found in all of the wine-making areas of the island.

  • PRODUCTION AREA

    Sambuca di Sicilia, in the province of Agrigento, where rich, mature, and structured Nero d’Avola is obtained. It prefers clay-like terrain and is very sensitive to excessive dryness and too much exposure to sunlight. The type of farming is “Espalier”, used with an average density of planting where there are 4500 plants per 2.5 Acres.

  • VINIFICATION

    100% Nero d’Avola. It is an average to early varietal maturing around the first week of September.

    This wine is obtained from grapes that have reached perfect aromatic and polyphenolic maturation. Destemming and alcoholic fermentation with the skins occurs for 6-8 days at 71-75 degrees. Malolactic Fermentation occurs with selected bacteria, then finally maturation occurs for 6 months in French barriques.

  • CHARACTERISTICS

    Color: Deep ruby-red with pleasant reflections of violet.

    Bouquet: Intense and covered, notes of currant stick out, wild strawberries, and pomegranate.

    Flavor: Soft and velvety. Distinct characteristics of fruitiness come forth.

  • ALCOHOL CONTENT 13%

  • PAIRINGS

    Pairs well with Risotto, first courses of baked pasta, red meats, lamb and savory cheeses. For its pleasant structure and intense aromaticity, the Nero d’Avola pairs ideally with typical Sicilian dishes, Spaghetti alla Norma, with eggplant, and smoked ricotta cheese.

  • SERVING TEMPERATURE 61-64° F

  • RATINGS

    FEUDO ARANCIO Nero d'Avola 13 - SILVER - AWC Vienna 2014

    FEUDO ARANCIO Nero d'Avola 13 - bronze - Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014

    FEUDO ARANCIO Nero d'Avola 13 - silver - Mundus Vini 2014 - Sommerverkostung

    FEUDO ARANCIO Nero d'Avola 13 - bronze - Japan Wine Challenge 2014

    FEUDO ARANCIO Nero d'Avola 13 - gold - Berliner Wein Trophy 2014 - July

    FEUDO ARANCIO Nero d'Avola 12 - bronze - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014

    FEUDO ARANCIO Nero d'Avola 12 - silver - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014

    FEUDO ARANCIO Nero d'Avola 11 - Silver - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013

    FEUDO ARANCIO Nero d'Avola 10 - gold - Monde Selection 2012

    FEUDO ARANCIO Nero d'Avola 11 - Gold - Berliner Wein Trophy lug2012

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