Sicilia IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica)
Nero d’Avola 100%
Tasting Notes: Deep ruby color. Balsamic notes, together with
aromatic herbs, blackberries and sour cherries. Round and smooth,
with elegant tannins and lots of flavor. Warm and complex
character, caressing and spicy, with and underlay of elegant,
licorice-coated tannins. Can be cellared for at least ten
Serving temperature: 68°F
Alcohol content: 14%
Tartaric acidity: 5.7 g/l
Local area: Musta
Town: Campobello di Licata
Altitude: between 755 and 853 feet above sea level and five
miles from the coast; unique micro-climate, day/night temperature
fluctuation of up to 20 degrees due to the sea breeze.
Geological characteristics: hilly terrain, deep soil, mixed
calcareous and chalk.
Training method: spurred cordon.
Planting density: 2,000 plants per acre.
Yield per acre: 1.3 tons.
Harvest time: between the third and the fourth week of
Harvesting method: by hand using small crates.
Vinification: After further selection, the bunches are
de-stemmed then lightly crushed. Pumping over the must at regular
intervals guarantees optimum extraction of the substances in the
skins. Maceration for 18 days in temperature controlled
Aging: Fourteen months in 60 gallon French oak barrels (Nevers,
Tronçais, Allier), one-third new, and a minimum of twelve months in
is currently empty