Nero d’Avola

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Grape Varietal: Nero d’Avola
Pronunciation: “NAE-roh-DAHV-oh-la”
Tasting Notes: Sweet tannins and plum or peppery flavors. Soft and velvety.
Food Pairing: Paired with chicken salad with pomegranate, pinenuts, and raisins or carmelized barbecued pork patties.
Serving Notes: 16-18C
Grape History: This vine translated as “Black of Avola”, originated from Sicily hundreds of years ago.
Harvest: September
Vinification: Pumpover maceration; fermentation takes approximately 15 days.
Aging: 8 months
Bottling:  Varies
Alcoholic Content: 14% by volume
Sugar: 2.0 g/l
Total Acidity: 5.7 g/l
Location: Grown exclusively in Sicilia
Altitude: 1125-1500 feet
Soil: Calcareous Clay-Loam
Density: 16,595 ha/ 40,990 acres
Trimming Technique: Guvot