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London, London, west end
Nero d'Avola IGT
Region/Appellation: Italy, Sicily, Sicilia IGT
Grape: Nero d'Avola
Style: Fruity and Mouthwatering
Vineyards: Rocky vineyard soils absorb heat during the day and release it at night. Grapevine roots are well-drained, and grow deep for moisture. Sicily’s west coast climate in mild, with little rainfall in summer and light rainfall in winter, making it ideally suited for organic vineyard practices.
Winemaking Process: Soft pressing of hand-harvested grapes (100% Nero d'Avola, an indigenous Sicilian red-wine grape), followed by fermentation for 10-12 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks to capture the unique aromatics of the grape. The wine was cold stabilized and remained in bottles for two months before release. 80,000 bottles produced.
Alcohol Content: 14%
Tasting Note: Medium ruby red, with fresh fruit aromas and flavours of cherries, red berries and a hint of wild fruits. Bright and lively, medium-bodied, with a smooth and mellow finish.
Serving Temperature: Serve at 16-18ºC
About the Grape
Nero d'Avola: Considered native to Sicily (means the dark (nero) grape of the town of Avola), it is definitely Sicily's best, and most-planted, red-wine grape. In the right location, it can produce excellent wines with great aromas and flavours -- think plum, cherry, and chocolate -- good tannic structue and body, and nice balacing acidity. A great food wine.
Fondo Antico srl Società Agricola is a family-run estate, in western Sicily near the historic port of Trapani, just north of Marsala. Combining modern winemaking technology with the traditions of the region, Fondo Antico produces wines of great character.
A combination of Sicily’s bountiful sunshine, gentle Mediterranean breezes, and excellent soil characteristics help to make this possible. Many of the vines, especially the Grillo, are trained in the ancient goblet configuration; however the more modern Espalier trellising system is starting to take over with newer plantations. The winery produces a range of wines from indigenous varieties Grillo, Nero d’Avola, and Muscat of Alexandria and international varietals like Syrah.
Fondo Antico owns approximately 90 hectares of vines, many replanted to take advantage of what the region offers in terms of climate and soil.
Fondo Antico srl Società Agricola
Via Fiorame 54/a - Rilievo (TP)
Phone number: +390923864339
Visits: By appointment only.
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