CODE: 5210

Sicilia Doc, Nero d'Avola "Coste a Preola"

Region

Mazara del Vallo, Agro Mazarese (Sicilia)

Grape variety

Nero d’Avola

Uomo

Sala family

Winery
Grape Variety
Nero d’Avola is grown all over Sicily. Depending on the land, the different micro-climatic conditions and the cultivation practices, it is able to give fruity, warm, intense, austere or elegant wines. The most typical amongst its fruity descriptors is the blueberry flavor. In some lands it can give wines with balsamic tertiary hints (especially eucalyptus) or earthy hints.
Terroir
The vineyards are in Mazara del Vallo (South-West of Sicily): 110 hectares of vineyards overlooking the sea with a very slight slope. The soil is limestone, of karst origin. The breezes from the sea are continuous. Due to the effect of the sea, during the ripening period there are important thermal inversions between day and night. The vineyards are located within a WWF nature reserve.
Uomo
The Sala family inherited the plot, once the dowry of one of the great Marsala cellars, from their great-grandmother Dora. Michele, third generation, has maintained the prevalence of cultivation of Grillo, combining it with Nero d’Avola and Frappato. He supported the microclimatic characteristics, favoring plants with a north-south row direction to keep the bunches in the shade for a few hours.
Vinification and finishing
Vinification “in red” with spontaneous start of fermentation and subsequent temperature control. After malolactic fermentation, the wine rests a few months before bottling.
Tasting notes
Ruby red color, very bright and with violet reflections. The nose is pleasantly fruity, with notes of black cherry and wild berries, blueberry in particular. In the mouth it is soft, with a fruity flavor and a slight herbaceous hint. Delicate tannins and an evident sapidity. Balanced and persistent.
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