Avulisi is our top wine and therefore has extra special treatment. The grapes for Avulisi come exclusively from our oldest and finest Nero d’Avola vines, which are over 50 years old.
Production per hectare is strictly limited in order to achieve the highest possible quality level – around half the production of most Nero d’Avolas. Therefore quantities are also strictly limited, with a maximum of only about 4,000 bottles being produced a year. From these old vines, only the very best quality Nero d’Avola grapes, which are perfectly ripe and in excellent condition, are used and we achieve our aim of creating the ultimate Nero d’Avola in the finished Avulisi wine.The wine is aged in small, new oak barriques for at least twelve months before bottling and will benefit from considerable ageing.
Winemaker’s tasting notes
Avulisi has a deep bouquet of wild berries, blackcurrants and spices. The blackcurranty fruit continues to come through very noticeably on the palate, which is rich, ripe, intense and very, very long.
Avulisi’s rich, robust character complements really hearty, wintery dishes such as game stews, or richly flavoured barbequed red meats. We have plenty of wild boar roaming the island of Sicily and our favourite dish with Avulisi is roasted wild boar with sage and honey.
|2015||Sakura Prize||Japan||Avulisi Nero d’Avola||2014||GOLD medal|
|2014||Berliner Wein Trophy||Germany||Avulisi Nero d’Avola||2012||GOLD medal|
|2014||Mundus Vini First Tasting||Germany||Avulisi Nero d’Avola||2010||GOLD medal|