Many nuances of red fruits and aromatic spices. The bouquet is rich in natural aromas that remind prunes and blackberries, black cherries and blueberries, cloves, black pepper, liquorice, dark chocolate and humus.
The start is soft and captivating, with a great balancing between tannins and acidity. Great personality and intense expressive profile. A great drinkability
The native Caeles Nero d’Avola grapes are cultivated organically, in loamy clay soil with a rich soil skeleton, on the Dàgala Borromeo Estate in the Trapani agricultural area. Here, Firriato has adopted the technique of wild ground cover; or rather they limit themselves to regularly cutting the wild grasses that grow in the vineyard. This way they obtain better quality grapes and combat the erosive effects on the land.
Manually harvest. Grapes produced in the Firriato Estates are cultivated according to the strict guidelines for organic farming. Since its foundation, Firriato has focused on respecting nature, the local area and the environment—one of the fundamental objectives in the production of quality local wines. In place of the herbicides generally used in non-organic vineyards, only natural agents and microorganisms are employed. The wild grasses play a particular protective role as they represent an important resource for the grapes’ survival. They enrich the soil with nutrients necessary for the maturation of the fruit as well as hosting insects useful in the attack of eventual parasites. Firriato uses this measure in its land dedicated to organic farming to protect the vines, ensuring a healthy and mature harvest, and above all to remain faithful to its organic farming project and the qualitative care of its new labels.
Traditional red vinification in stainless steel tanks
3 months in French barriques 2° or 3° passage
Intense red color
Among the other combinations of Nero d’Avola with food we can mention red meat-based main courses such as braised and roasted meats and grilled white meat. But, surprisingly, it also goes well with tuna steak and sweet and sour tuna. On the other hand, ingredients that are too tasty are to be avoided, first of all very aged cheeses that do not go well with the drink.