Chiaramonte Nero Avola - Firriato

Varietal Nero d’ Avola                        Ph: 3.46 gr / liter    

Appellation:  D.O.C. Sicilia                   Soil:  Mid-mixture, mostly clayey.

Alcohol %:  14                                  Residual Sugar: gr / liter

Acidity:  5.33 gr / liter                    Altitude: 230 meters above sea level.

Exposure: The vineyards have south/south-westerly exposure.

Tasting Notes:  
It has an impeccable and fragrant fruit of surprising sharpness that reveals a profusion of scents that alternate in recalling plum and blackberries, black cherries and bilberries, cloves, black pepper, liquorice, dark chocolate, and humus.  On the palate it admirably blends all its power with expressive delicacy revealing a suave depth; it has an assertive character that is well tempered by the silky and delightful tannins; the match between nose and palate is polished and extraordinary.

Vinification:  The vinification is carried out in controlled-temperature stainless steel tanks in accordance to red wines.

Aging: 6 months in American durmast barriques and 6 months in bottle.

Food Pairing:  Wonderful partner for roasted or grilled meat dishes. Naturally works well with spicier Italian sausages or sauces like puttanesca.


2018   94 pts   J. Suckling    TOP 100 WINE

Tasting Notes