The balance and strength of Nero d’Avola


DOC Sicilia

Nero d'Avola

This native Sicilian vine, by antonomasia, shines with a new light in this wine which fully embodies all the authentic properties of its fruit. It is a different interpretation of Nero d’Avola that evokes with personality all the aromatic qualities of the island’s most important red grape variety. The unique characteristics of the Dàgala Borromeo estate where this varietal is grown, lend themselves to shaping its modern structure and complex aromatic profile. Firriato’s research reaches its highest pinnacle here in the sandy loam, alluvial soils of this plain, with an attentive viticulture that fully reveals the great biodiversity of the Sicilian native vines’ heritage. Chiaramonte Nero d’Avola is one of the purest manifestations of this philosophy.

  • Appellation: DOC  Sicilia
  • Vine:  Nero d’Avola
  • Terroir: hilly
  • Soil: clayey soils with red marlstones presence
  • Exposure: south (230 mt. a.s.l)
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Production Area

Dàgala Borromeo

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The fundamental feature of Dàgala Borromeo is the composition of its soils. It is a unique terroir which gives the wines grown in this area a structural complexity. This is thanks to the orographic and climatic uniqueness that distinguishes this area.

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Chiaramonte Nero d'Avola

The symbol of Norman culture in Sicily

Palazzo Chiaramonte Steri has been a symbol of religious and political power over the centuries, and today is the standard bearer for culture in Sicily, as it is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. It is in respect for this glorious past that this single varietal Nero d’Avola wine expresses its love for a land dedicated to vine growing. The precision and harmony of the forms of the Steri are perfectly reproduced in the glass in a wine that creates the perfect balance between the strength of the vine and balance in the winemaking process. This wine, like the noble Sicilian family, is taking the history of ‘Born in Sicily’ oenology to new heights, and with Firriato’s distinguishing class is rewriting some of the most beautiful and noble stories on Nero d’Avola, the world symbol of the island’s viticulture.

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Paired with

The Vegetable Garden and the Sea

Make sure the octopus is at room temperature. Peel the potatoes and cut them into wedges, cut the shallot into round slices. In a heavy bottomed pan place: the octopus, potatoes, shallot, bay leaves and season with salt and pepper.

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