"Don Antonio" Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC Riserva 2015

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Don Antonio is a fine Nero d’Avola, with a deep purple
colour suggesting an aroma of voluptuous ripe cherries,
rose, sweet spices, liquorice and cocoa. It is a silky red wine
but with an imposing structure enhancing a blend of refined
tannins.

About the Vineyard

The vines grow in white calcareous soils with small portions of clay at 1640/1804 feet above sea level.

Wine Production

The vinification of the grapes is in stainless steel tanks with 20 days of skin contact at a controlled temperature of 79 °F. The malolactic fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby red colour, with deep violet flashes. Its strength and complexity immediately stand out at the nose. Blackberry and cherry notes balanced with vanilla scent. Soon there are tobacco aromas, and towards the end balsamic notes, and elegant vegetal notes. Fruity taste, intense, elegant tannins and freshness. Very long at the palate.

Food Pairing

Match with tasty red meat and medium and long aged cheeses. Pour into a wide crystal glass. Serve at 65 °F.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Contrada Racalmare
Vineyard size:
25 acres
Soil composition:
Calcareous
Training method:
Guyot
Elevation:
1640/1804 feet
Vines/acre:
1,600
Yield/acre:
7/8 tons
Exposure:
Various
Year vineyard planted:
1986
Average Vine Age:
18/24
Harvest time:
End of September
First vintage of this wine:
1998
Bottles produced of this wine:
30,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Nero d'Avola
Prefermentation technique:
Cold maceration
Time on its skins:
20 days
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
20 days days
Fermentation temperature:
77/82 °F
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers and Aeration
Length of maceration:
20 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225 lt
Age of aging container:
New
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
12 months
Length of bottle aging:
18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
15% %
pH level:
3.6
Residual sugar:
0.9 g/L
Acidity:
5.7 g/L
Dry extract:
33.0 g/L
Total SO2:
95.0 mg/L

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