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Nero d’Avola Sicilia Rosso DOP

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Tasting Notes

Nero d’Avola is probably the most well-known Sicilian grape. Vivera Nero d’Avola is made with 100% estate-grown grapes, organically farmed, sourced from the family’s property in Chiaramonte Gulfi, near Ragusa. A youthful wine fermented and aged in stainless steel as to retain the freshness of its varietal aromas. Ruby red in color, it displays seductive black currant, mulberry and cherry fruit flavors, perfectly balanced with enticing vanilla and spice character.

Enjoy as an aperitif with cold-cut and cheeses, or with savory quiches, mushroom-based first courses, eggplant parmigiana, grilled meats and all savory meat dishes. Ideal serving temperature is 65°F.

 

2020 is the first release for this new wine. The label is a watercolor by Loredana Vivera (owner and winemaker). It is  the story of a bird’s flight over the vineyards in Ragusa: the earth is pearl gray, the sky is clear and infinite, the grapes on the vines grow juicy and the breeze of the Mediterranean Sea blows beneath its wings.

Winery

Vivera

Region

Sicilia

Varietal

100% Nero d'Avola

Location of Vineyards

Chiaramonte Gulfi (Ragusa)

Altitude

350 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Organic

Soil

Calcareous, clay

Type of Cultivation

Vertical trellis, spur pruned cordon. 5,500 plants per ha.

Vinification

Grapes are carefully selected and picked by hand up to the last week of September. Fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperatures of 79°-84°F for approx 15 days.

Aging

Aged in stainless steel tanks on fine lees for 4 months. Prior to its release, it rests in bottle for 2 more months.

Alcohol Content

13%

Total Production

2,000 bottles

Oenologist

Irene Vaccaro, Loredana Vivera