cirÀSa organic nero d'avola 2017

sicilia, italy

 

IN THE VINEYARD:

APPELLATION: Sicilia DOC

VINEYARDS: Steep mountain vineyards around the tiny village of Camporeale

VARIETALS: Nero D'Avola 100%

FARMING: Organic Certified.

PLOUGHING: The soil cover is maintained. Annual ploughing.

SOILS: 2 plots, one at sea level, with limestone rich soils; the other at 1,000 feet altitude with clay and gravel soil.

WEATHER: Mediterranean

VINES: 40 year old vines. Traditional Trellis.

HARVEST: Entirely made by hand in small crates on the first 2 weeks of September.

IN THE CELLAR:

FERMENTATION: With the native yeasts from the Estate in small stainless steel tanks. All work done by gravity without pipes or pumps.

TREATMENTS: No chaptalization and acidification at all. The idea is to stay natural as much as possible.

PRESSING: Traditional.

MALOLACTIC: Yes.

OAK BARREL AGING: No.

FINING/ FILTRATION: The wine is allowed to settle naturally by gravity and is only minimally fined or filtered.

SULFITES: Less than 35 ppm

WINEMAKER: Antonino Vilardi

PHILOSOPHY: We believe that the best wines are born in the vineyard.

TASTING NOTES: Ruby red with aromas of red berries, currants. Silky and smooth in the mouth with continued berry flavors. Fine, balanced tannins with a long finish. 

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