3 Doozies to know about Nero d’Avola

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A bit of history

Nero d’Avola starts 2018 with its millennial history

When a name is able to evoke a whole land this is the prove that its background is supposed to be considered so historical to go beyond the bounds. This is the case of Nero d’Avola, the King of Sicilian red grapes. An ancient and warm wine just like this sunkissed island , briny like the Mediterranean water and passionate like a nature’s eruption. The land particularly vocated for growing this varietal of Greek origin is located in South-east Sicily; however Firriato has considered its estates of theTrapani countryside, like Borgo Guarini and Baglio Sorìa estates, the most suitable ones for growing this varietal able to  represent the complexity of these lands. Nero d’Avola will be the key player of the 2018 DOC Sicilian winescape.

The sensorial richness

Fragrances and Mediterranean aromas

The color of Nero d’Avola varietal wines tend to vary from intense red hues to the most ruby red over maturation. When this wine is still young and vinified in steel tanks discloses black cherry, plum and berry aromas. Thanks to the durmast barrel maturation fragrances tend to be more complex. In addition to the fruity based hints other interesting sensorial items enrich the bouquet such as: leather, spicy notes, carob, licorice, cinnamon, balsamic and toast hints. Normally full-bodied, its alcoholic level is pretty high, smooth tannins, and a great acidity level ensuring good expectations for aging. How to pair it with? Of course with the best main courses of Sicilian gastronomic tradition, grilled meats, and for the young expressions of this varietal you can also pair with delicious tuna fish courses.

Firriato’s labels

As well as for 2018 Nero d’Avola grapes are at the forefront of Firriato winery

A grape so strongly linked to Sicily can only give birth to some of the best Firriato’s lables. We can talk about Harmonium, top wine cuvée realised with 3 different Nero d’Avola single vineyards growing in the Borgo Guarini estate. Not forgetting the classic Chiaramonte Nero D’Avola, a wine really appreciated by the critics an winelovers, revealing how Nero d’Avola can shine in the Trapani countryside. We cannot avoid to talk about Caeles Nero d’Avola, organic wine son of the more than 3 decades of Firriato’s committment towards environmental sustainability. At the end of the day, 3 blend wines,  where another vine varietal  exalts the precious characteristics of Nero d’Avola grapes: Santagostino Baglio Sorìa, Quater Vitis Rosso and Favinia Le Sciabiche, the last one , authentic expression of the “butterfly” of the Egadi Archipelago.


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