PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND NOTES:
Delicate rosy hue. A fruity aroma, slightly acidic, aromatic and lightbodied.

RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURE: 11° C.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:
Tasty fish-based dishes, pasta dressed with mild sauces, light salamis.

TECHNICAL DATA

Varietal: Nero d'Avola 100%

Origin: Contrada Virzì, Monreale, Palermo
Map Sheet 142

Exposure: East

Altitude: 250 m above sea level

Soil: A sandy-loamy granulometry

Training system: Simple Guyot espalier

Density: 5,000 plants per hectare

Year of planting: 2006

Harvest: August

Yield: 80 hl/hectare

Vinification and ageing: Spontaneous fermentation on a pied de cuve of our grapes, without sulfur dioxide, at controlled temperature in steel tank.

Ageing: 5 months in steel and 2 months in the bottle.

Capacity: 75 cl.

  • My thoughts
  • Prizes

"A delicate rosy hue. A fruity aroma, slightly acidic, aromatic and light-bodied. For the first time, vintage 2011, I have produced my first rosé, rather my first Nero d'Avola Rosé.

I have often drunk rosé wines during my travels and I always loved them, both for their colour as well as its organoleptic properties and aromas.

After due consideration I decided not to let this wine macerate on the lees but rather press it directly. It fermented spontaneously, at the temperature utilized for white grapes and, out of curiousity, I tasted it throughout the whole grape harvesting until it was bottled.

I believe that throughout the course of the day there is a moment for rosé wine. There is a moment when you need the warm aromas of red grapes which are at the selfsame time as fresh as a white wine, and this is the perfect description of our Nero d'Avola Rosé, a gentle wine that affascinating you for its color and that suprises you for its noble way to be in a glass."

  • Speciale Rosé di Ian d'Agata - Nero d'Avola Rosato 2014 - 90 punti
  • Wine Enthusiast 03-2013 - Nero d'Avola Rosato 2011 - 86 Points
  • jamessuckling.com - Nero d’Avola Rosato 2015 - 88 pts