Tasting Notes: Sikelia is the name the ancient Greek sailors gave to the island jewel of the Mediterranean, Sicily. It’s a place like no other – with scented orange trees lining a pastel-colored sea, and vineyards surrounding ancient ruins. Nero d’Avola is Sicily’s most important wine varietal. It means “black of Avola” (an ancient town), and offers a dark, lush wine that comes from its spicy, complex fruit. It’s wonderful when young and fresh – with notes of sweet smoke, blackberry cobbler, and morello cherry.
(Town of Avola)
150 hectares. 250 meters.
|Black, sandy soil.|
|Fermentation and malolactic in stainless steel for 20 days.|
|100% Nero d’Avola.||No barrel aging.|
|1.5 grams per liter.||2 months in the bottle.|
|5.8 grams per liter.||5,000 cases.|
|14.0 by volume.||Grilled meat, spaghetti with garlic and pesto sauce.|