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Versace Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane IGT
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Nero d’Avola is the grape variety that best represents Sicily’s winemaking identity. This wine, obtained from grapes scrupulously chosen from the estate finest selection, expresses an absolute purity, a extraordinary elegance and a great aging potential.


Owner: Paolo Panerai
Website: www.castellare.it
Winemaker: Alessandro Cellai
Type: Red wine
Varietals: Nero d’Avola

Vineyard Location: Niscemi
Orientation: South East
Elevation: 270 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 2002
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Vines/Acre: 6,000/Ha
Soil: Medium texture, slightly sandy and calcareous

Vinification
Maceration for 30 days with frequent pumpings over, fermentation in stainless steel vats at a temperature of 78°F for ten days

Aging Process
French oak barriques for 12 months, 6 months of bottle refinement

Tasting Notes
Color: Deep ruby red
Bouquet: Complex and intense nose with notes of red fruit, currants, blueberries and cherries, together with dark spicy and toasty sensations coming from the aging in oak
Flavor: Rich, structured and velvety sip with a polished aftertaste of fruit and sweet spice
Pairings: Ideal with roasted and braised meats, game, and aged cheeses

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 14,000 bottles