Schietto Nero d'Avola

Schietto Nero d'Avola

Colour: ruby red.
Bouquet: wild berries, enveloping and penetrating, aromatic persistence.
Taste: soft tannins.


Roasts and non-spicy cheese.


Varietal: Nero d'Avola 100%

Origin: Contrada Virzì, Monreale, Palermo
Map Sheet 142

Exposure: South.

Altitude: 220 m above sea level

Soil: Sandy-clay

Training system: Simple Guyot espalier

Density: 5,000 plants per hectare

Year of planting: 2000

Harvest: September

Yield: 40 hl/hectare

Vinification and ageing: Spontaneous fermentation on a pied de cuve of our grapes, without sulfur dioxide, in cement vats. Up to 10 days of temperature controlled maceration.

Ageing: 1 year in large oak casks for 50%, the rest in stainless steel.

Capacity: 75 cl. - 150 cl.

  • My thoughts
  • Prizes

Schietto Nero d'Avola closes a circle, at least for now. In fact, a reserve made with this grape had been lacking, but now, nine years later, ever since I found the right soil, it is in full among the wines produced.

It is vinified in cement, aged in large barrels for a year and at least six months in bottles.

I had tried to figure out how to make a Pinot Nero wine, I had tried to figure out how to have elegance and the right concentration from this grape and I had wondered what would be the sense of waiting until now to enter the world of Nero d'Avola but, not having found a satisfactory answer, I thought that the only way to find out was to let my friends taste it and watch their reactions.

Now, we are ready.

  • Palmarès Amphore - Bronze medal Schietto Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane 2012
  • Concours Amphore 2016 Paris - Schietto Nero d'Avola 2011 - Medaglia d'Oro
  • Wine Spectator - Schietto Nero d'Avola 2011 - 91 Points
  • CWSA - China Wine & Spirits Awards 2015 - Schietto Nero d'Avola 2011 - Silver Medal
  • Wine Spectator magazine (October 31, 2014) - Schietto Nero d'Avola 2010 - 90 Points
  • Wine Spectator 2014 Agosto - Schietto Nero d'Avola 2010 - 90 Points
  • Review by Monica Larner #, #212 (May 2014) - Schietto Nero d'Avola 2010 - Rating: 90
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 - Schietto Nero d'Avola 2010 - Bronze
  • Wine Enthusiast 03-2013 - Schietto Nero d'Avola 2009 - 87 Points
  • - Nero d’Avola Schietto 2012 - 92 pts