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Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC


Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC

Deep, purple/red with an incredibly intense nose featuring black pepper and spices. The palate offers layers and layers of fruit with bursts of dark berry fruit, offering excellent balance and complexity, with a soft, long finish.

Grapes: 100% Nero d’Avola, selecting only the best grapes.
Vineyard area: Belice area in the western part of Sicily.

Harvest: the grapes used for drying, “appassite” are handpicked in late September/early October, approximately 20/25 days earlier than the conventional Nero d’Avola in order to retain the grapes' acidity.

Vinification: Nero d’Avola grapes are transported in small containers so that they are not crushed by their own weight, and are very softly destemmed in order to keep the skins intact. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature between 22-24°C, with a pumping over of the must in order to achieve the best extraction of colour, soft tannins and aromas from the skins. The grapes for “appassimento” are dried for about 30 days on trays in a ventilated room until they lose at least 25% of their natural weight. After “appassimento” the grapes are destemmed, very gently crushed and fermented at about 24 C° with frequent pumping over. The two wines are blended together, after which malolactic fermentation takes place.


YearIssued byCountryAward TitleVintageAwarded
2019CHINA WINE & SPIRIT AWARD 2019CNMiopasso Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC2018GOLD MEDAL
2019SAKURA Japan Women Wine AwardsJPMIOPASSO Nero D’Avola Sicilia DOC2017DOUBLE GOLD medal
2017IWSCUKMiopasso Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP2016silver medal
2017Decanter World Wine AwardsUKMiopasso Nero D'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP2016commended
2017IWCUKMiopasso Nero D'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP2016commended
2017Berliner Wine TrophyDEMiopasso Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP 2016gold medal
2016Berliner Wine TrophyDEMiopasso Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP 2015silver medal
2016IWCUKMiopasso Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP 2015commended
2016Decanter World Wine AwardsUKMiopasso Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP 2015commended
2015IWC 2016 - I TrancheUKMiopasso Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP2014bronze medal
2015MUNDUS VINI - SUMMER TASTINGDEMiopasso Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP2014silver medal
2015IWSCUKMiopasso Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP2014silver medal
2015Berliner Wine Trophy DE Miopasso Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP 2014gold medal
2014Mundus ViniDEMiopasso Nero d'Avola2012silver medal
2013IWSCUKMiopasso Nero d'Avola2012silver medal
2013IWCUKMiopasso Nero d'Avola2012bronze medal
2012Decanter World Wine AwardsUKMiopasso Nero d'Avola2010bronze medal
2012IWSCUKMiopasso Nero d'Avola2010bronze medal
2011IWCUKMiopasso Nero d'Avola2009commended
2011IWSCUKMiopasso Nero d'Avola2009silver medal
2011Decanter World Wine AwardsUKMiopasso Nero d'Avola2009bronze medal
2010WinescoresCAMiopasso Nero d'Avola200890 Points
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