Mandoleto Nero D'Avola 2014
On the far north-western tip of Sicily, rising steeply above the ancient city of Erice, are the vineyards of the Fazio family. One hundred hectares of low yielding vines, stretching from 200 – 500 metres of altitude, are planted primarily to Catarratto and Nero d’Avola.
The fruit from family owned estate vineyards is hand harvested, usually in early September. Following a total de-stalking, the fruit is given a cold soak and cool maceration. The pressing is traditionally soft before partial maturation in stainless steel and seasoned oak barrels.
Medium blood red in colour. The nose is expressive and complex with aromas of blueberries, exotic spice and mountain herbs. Acore of ripe, supple dark berry, cherry and liquorice flavours is matched by bright acidity ensuring a refreshing, balanced finish. The ripe flavours and bright acidity make this wine a wonderful match to rich pasta and red meat dishes.
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