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Miopasso Nero d'Avola Appassimento Sicilia DOC

What is Appassimento?

Appassimento wines have been made in Sicily for many centuries.  Making wine in an Appassimento style follows the local tradition of drying fruits and a proportion of the grapes are dried before being vinified. 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.

Why Appassimento ?

The resulting wine is distinctive, rich, bold and complex, yet highly approachable. Research shows that this style of rich, characterful, yet easy to drink reds is a growing trend among Millennials, one reason why we made the decision to make this exciting addition to the Miopasso range. Another very good reason is that Nero d’Avola is particularly well suited to making this Appassimento style of red wine.


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