Classification:Protected Geographical Indication – Terre Siciliane
Variety:Nero D’Avola 100%
Production area:contrada Sant’Oliva-Licata-Agrigento-Italy
Altitude:150 meters a.s.l.
Climate:mild winters, warm springs and autumns with little rainfall, hot summers and dry
Average age of the vines:12 years
Yield:75 quintals of grapes per hectare
System of cultivation:espalier with spurred cordon
Planting density:4000 plants per hectare.
Vinification and refining:
Fermentation on skins (8 days) at controlled temperature (T ° max 22 ° C ); malolactic fermentation in steel. Maturation in steel until bottling. Bottle aging for at least eight months before release.
Alcohol:13.5 % by vol.
Type of soil:calcareous of medium consistency with clay intrusions
manual, in the morning, perfectly ripe, usually in mid-September.
Nose:intense and enveloping , with hints of plum and tobacco.
Taste:typically tannic , with aftertaste of cherries ripe and spicy notes.
red meats and cheeses of medium and / or high seasoning. Highly recommended with the cod.