Cantine Colosi
Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC

  • OwnerColosi Family
  • WinemakerPiero Colosi
  • TypeRed
  • Varietals100% Nero d'Avola
  • Vineyard LocationAgrigento
  • Elevation750 feet
  • TrellisingVertical trellis
  • SoilLimestone
Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC
  • Vinification Maceration on the skins for 7 days, total alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature of 64-66°F in stainless steel; malolactic fermentation is carried out in
    stainless steel for 4-5 days
  • Aging Process Five months in stainless steel
  • Tasting Notes
  • ColorDark ruby red
  • BouquetIntense fruit with heavy cherry aromas
  • FlavorDry, full-bodied, warm wine and youthful
  • PairingsPerfect with red meats, pasta with tomatosauce and aged cheeses
  • Alcohol Content14%
  • Serving Temperature62°F
  • Production60,000 bottles

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  • Press & Reviews
  • Vintage: 2018 Score: 87
    Wine Advocate
    October - 2019
    Made in a simple and easy-drinking style, the unoaked 2018 Sicilia Nero d’Avola offers youthful brightness and variety-driven notes of wild cherry, cassis, licorice, potting soil and chopped black olives. There is a momentary layer of grilled fennel seed, and that completes what is no doubt an authentically Sicilian presentation. This Sicilian red would match nicely with an amatriciana. Production is 80,000 bottle strong.
  • Vintage: 2017 Score: 88
    Wine Spectator
    August - 2018
    “A pure note of sweet and juicy wild strawberry is layered with bright, citrusy acidity and light tannins in this balanced and expressive, medium-bodied red, accented by hints of white peach, dried thyme, smoke and star anise. Drink now through 2020.” - Alison Napjus, August 2018
  • Vintage: 2016 Score: 86
    Wine Advocate
    August - 2017
    “Cantine Colosi presents a juicy and vinous 2016 Nero d’Avola that is a little raw and rustic in places. This Sicilian grape tends to offer aromas of scorched earth, black olive, pickled caper and toasted pistachio nut. You get all of those characteristics here in an informal and easy package. This is a suitable pasta or pizza wine. Ripe cherry and blackberry appear on the finish.”
  • Vintage: 2015 Score: 88
    Wine Advocate
    August - 2016
    “Cantine Colosi offers great value with the 2015 Nero d’Avola. This is a dark and luscious wine with pretty concentration and a cheerful, upfront personality. The estate presents a simple and clean expression of Sicily’s mighty grape. The wine is redolent of primary aromas with dark cherry and blackberry at the front. It would pair perfectly with flatbread or oven fresh pizza. It’s a near-term wine that should be consumed within the next two years.”