His Majesty, the Sicilian Nero d’Avola


DOC Sicilia

3 Nero d’Avola single vineyard

Harmonium is the winning combination of Nero d’ Avola’s strength and Firriato’s style. The goal with Harmonium was to create the “cru of crus” that offered all the manifestations of this eclectic vine’s richness. After 15 years of analysis and microvinification, Firriato identified three different crus in the 165 hectares of the Borgo Guarini Estate: Ferla, Lepre and Beccaccia, cultivating vines from three different Nero d’Avola clones. The complexity of the soil and climate conditions has allowed the different organoleptic characteristics of the three Single Vineyards to be highlighted. The Harmonium grapes are harvested at different times because they ripen at different times. They are vinified separately before being united into the blend behind the story of this iconic label.

  • Appellation: Sicilia DOC
  • Vine:  3 Nero d’Avola single vineyard
  • Terroir: hilly
  • Soil: calcareous-slimy
  • Exposure: south-east (300 mt. a.s.l)
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Production Area

Borgo Guarini

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Borgo Guarini is an eclectic estate with many identities. Three different orders of soil: Entisols, Inceptisols and Vertisols have been identified in this agricultural location. This area is recognised for the complexity of its climate conditions and the variety of its orography.

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The Great Sicilian Cuvée

Every Harmonium vintage tells a story which perfectly matches Sicily’s climate trends. The different crus Lepre, Ferla, and Beccaccia with their different soil conditions and microclimates each produce magnificent bunches of Nero d’Avola grapes which perfectly match the characteristics of their different crus of origin. The separate vinification of these grapes causes slight differences in the assembly of the blend from year to year. Sensorial and qualitative analyses are followed intensely in order to determine the best possible balance, giving a wine that is able to express, with just one vine variety, the elegance, strength and pleasure of the great Sicilian reds. Harmonium is historically considered to be a fundamental symbol of high quality, modern Sicilian oenology. It is a label with an authentically elegant personality which comes through in the glass in its impenetrable ruby red colour. It is harmonious and enchanting like the name it carries—the very synthesis of Firriato’s style.

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Paired with

Veal, Bay Leaf and Cinnamon Stew

Peel the potatoes and cut in half, and roughly chop the spring onions. In a casserole dish put the potatoes, spring onions, meat and add and the bay leaves, cinnamon stick, half a glass of water and season with salt and pepper. Cover with the lid checking it is sealed well.

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