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Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC


Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC

The colour is an intense purple-red, Insieme Nero D’Avola has a bouquet of wild berries, blackcurrants and spices. On the palate it is full-bodied, with supple, soft tannins and a long finish.

Grapes: 100% Nero d’Avola
Vineyard area: The grapes are grown on the 50 ha organic Feudo di Santa Tresa estate in Vittoria, South Eastern Sicily.

Harvest: The grapes are selected by hand in mid-September, brought to the winery in small containers and processed as quickly as possible

What is an NSA wine?
Sulphur Dioxide is normally used to control various possible reactions in the winemaking process eg microbiological reactions and oxidation. While Sulphur Dioxide always occurs naturally during fermentation, the issue is not adding it in order to control the above conditions If vinification is carried out absolutely meticulously and conditions are perfect, then there is no need to add Sulphur Dioxide.

Why made an NSA wine?
Making a wine with no added sulphur results in a pure wine in its most natural state. Santa Tresa considers this to be the next logical step in becoming an estate which is even closer to nature than it already is as an organic producer.

Vinification: Incredible attention to detail must be applied when making an NSA wine, with maximum cleanliness throughout in order to reduce as much as possible any microbiological growth, apart from yeast for the primary fermentation and bacteria for the malolactic fermentation. Grapes are de-stemmed and softly crushed. Fermentation is done in the usual way, with pumping over taking place in the early part of the process. Once the fermentation is completed, we keep the skins in contact with the grapes for about 3-4 days with a little pumping over in order to keep the “cap” wet. After racking, the wines is stored, making sure that no oxygen what so ever comes into contact.


YearIssued byCountryAward TitleVintageAwarded
2015Internationaler BioweinpreisDEInsieme Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP2014commended
2013IWSCUKInsieme Nero d'Avola2012bronze medal
2012BioweinpreisDEInsieme Nero d'Avola2011commended
2011The Drink Business Wine InnovationUKInsieme Nero d'Avola2010commended
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