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Sikelia, Nero d'Avola IGT
(NEH-roe Dah-VOE-lah)

 

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.

Location Sicilia, Italia.
(Town of Avola)
150 hectares. 250 meters.
Soil Black, sandy soil.
Estate Sikelia.
(See-kay-lee-a)
Vine Guyot.
5,500 vines/hectare.
.75 bottle/plant.
Winemaker Ceretto Guidi.
(chay-re-TOW gwee-dee)
Vinification Fermentation and malolactic in stainless steel for 20 days.
Varietals 100% Nero d’Avola. Barrel No barrel aging.
Residual Sugar 1.5 grams per liter. Maturation 2 months in the bottle.
Acidity 5.8 grams per liter. Vintage Production 5,000 cases.
Alcohol 14.0 by volume. Foot Fairing Grilled meat, spaghetti with garlic and pesto sauce.
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