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Miopasso Nero d'Avola Appassimento Sicilia DOC

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Miopasso Nero d'Avola Appassimento Sicilia DOC

We dry a percentage of the Nero d’Avola grapes for 3 to 4 weeks, after which time they have lost around 30% of their weight. As the water in the grapes evaporates, the sugars concentrate and the alcohol level becomes a little higher. The dried grapes are vinified separately from the other Nero d’Avola grapes, then they are blended together.The resulting wine is distinctive, rich, bold and complex, yet highly approachable.
The bouquet is very intense, with deep notes of dark cherries, damsons and blackcurrants. The palate is powerful, yet approachable, with silky smooth tannins, great depth of flavour and layers of complexity. Match with rich meat-based pasta sauces, red meats and mature hard cheeses.

Grapes: The Nero d’Avola grapes are very carefully hand-picked and then a proportion of them are left to dry until they have reached the perfect condition.
Vineyard area: We select our grapes from Belice and Agrigento on Sicily’s west coast, which are two of the island’s key areas for growing Nero d’Avola.

Harvest:  

Vinification: We are careful to use the most gentle vinification process possible. After the de-stemming, the grapes are pressed extremely softly.
During the early stages of fermentation, very frequent pumping over is done and as soon as fermentation is complete, Malolactic takes place.
 

Awards

YearIssued byCountryAward TitleVintageAwarded
2019CHINA WINE & SPIRIT AWARDSCHINAMIOPASSO Nero d'Avola Appassimento Sicilia DOC2018GOLD MEDAL