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Avulisi Nero d'Avola - A SUPER SICILIAN!

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Avulisi Nero d'Avola - A SUPER SICILIAN!

THE ULTIMATE NERO D'AVOLA...

Santa Tresa Avulisi is a top class wine, a limited production of 4000 bottles made only in the best vintages with grapes coming from the oldest vineyard of Santa Tresa.

Grapes: 100% Nero d'Avola.
Vineyard area: The 100% organic grapes come from our oldest vineyard, with vines dating back to 1963-65. The yield is extremely low at about 25hl/ha.

Harvest: The grapes are picked at the end of September when they have reached perfect maturity. Every grape is picked by hand and once de-stemmed, there is a careful selection of the individual berries to ensure only the perfect ones are used for the production of Avulisi.

Vinification: Once softly crushed the grapes are fermented in special barriques, which are regularly turned throughout the process, in order to mix the skins and the fermenting wine. The wine is allowed to ferment at its natural temperature (which doesn’t exceed 22-24°C) for about 15 days. Due to the small volume the fermentation is quite slow and temperature doesn’t get too high. Once the fermentation is completed the wine stays in contact with the skins for about eight weeks (determined by tasting). The malolactic fermentation is also done naturally.

After racking the wines ages in the same barriques for at least 12 months and then for a minimum of six months in bottle before being released.

Awards

YearIssued byCountryAward TitleVintageAwarded
2018Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit CompetitionHong AVULISI NERO D'AVOLA TERRE SICILIANE IGP2016SILVER MEDAL
2017Vini Buoni d'ItaliaITAvulisi Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP2015gold medal
2016IWCUKAvulisi Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP2013bronze medal
2016BioweinpreisDEAvulisi Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP2013gold medal
2016Decanter World Wine AwardsUKAvulisi Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP2013bronze medal
2016Decanter World Wine AwardsUKAvulisi Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP2013bronze medal
2016IWCUKAvulisi Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP2013bronze medal
2015SAKURA Japan Women Wine Award JPAvulisi Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP2012gold medal
2014Berliner Wine TrophyDEAvulisi Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP2012gold medal
2014Asia Wein TrophyKRAvulisi Nero d'Avola Terre Siciliane IGP2012silver medal
2014Mundus ViniDEAvulisi Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT2010gold medal
2014Mundus Vini BIODEAvulisi Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT2010gold medal
2013IWCUKAvulisi Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT2010commended
2013Decanter World Wine AwardsUKAvulisi Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT2010commended
2013IWSCUKAvulisi Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT2010silver medal
2013Berliner Wine TrophyDEAvulisi Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT2010gold medal
2012Gambero Rosso - Vini d'ItaliaITAvulisi Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT20081 glass
2012Vini Buoni d'ItaliaITAvulisi Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT20081 star
2011Le Guide dell'EspressoITAvulisi Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT20082 bottles
2010IWCUKAvulisi Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT2007bronze medal
2010IWSCUKAvulisi Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT2007bronze medal
2010Le Guide dell'EspressoITAvulisi Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT20072 bottles
2010Gambero Rosso - Vini d'ItaliaITAvulisi Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT20071 glass
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