An intense, inky red, the Nero d’Avola seductively reveals a gorgeous perfume of blackberry liqueur, white flowers, vanilla, and a hint of figs delivered in a leather basket. On the palate, this wine is opulent, full-bodied, and viscous, with a great intensity, superb purity, and a layered, seamless personality that would convince most tasters that this is New World personified.
Wine Maker Notes
The grapes were hand-picked in the early morning and late evening at peak ripeness. After harvesting, the fruit was quickly brought to the winery in Marsala. The fruit was sorted and gently pressed. The combination of juice and skins was refrigerated at 62°F and then was sent to fermentation vats. A long period of maceration was undertaken, lasting 15-20 days. The wine was ? nished in stainlesssteel vats at 64°- 68°F.
This wine is the perfect accompaniment to hearty stews and roasted lamb and beef.