Zafarana – Nero d’Avola

Zafaràna – Nero D’Avola Biologico

***Technical Sheet

Appellation: IGT Terre Siciliane Nero D’Avola red wine

Place of production: District of Zafaràna – Trapani

Grapes: 90% of Nero D’Avola, with organically cultivated international varieties.

Yield per hectare: Approximately 60 quintals on medium textured soil at 350 meters above sea level

Harvest period: Hand-picked when the phenolic and technological ripeness is achieved, during the first days of September as regards the Cabernet Sauvignon, and during the second half of  September as regards the Nero D’Avola, using bins of 200 kg.

Winemaking: After being pressed and de-stemmed, the grapes are macerated in steel tanks at a controlled temperature  (24 °C maximum) thanks to  which the noble and elegant polyphenolic extractions are  obtained, and the aromatic freshness is preserved   and amplified. The aging occurs in tonneaux  of  500 liters  and lasts for  16-18 months  and, one month before being bottled, the obtained cuvées are put together and mixed. The refinement  continues inside the bottle for 3 additional months before commercialization.

Alcoholic content: 14% vol.

Number of bottles produced: 6000

ORGANOLEPTIC PROFILE: Intense ruby red colour. On the nose it is clear with captivating notes  of  cherry and raspberry jam; thanks to  a  proper  refinement inside the bottle,  even the tertiary notes of  black pepper and chocolate are evident. On the palate, its remarkable structure and persistency are noticeable, while being soft, velvety and fairly acid. Suitable for read meats and seasoned cheeses, preferably spicy and strong. To be served at the temperature of  16 °C.