Our Wines

our-wines

Avulisi – Nero d’ Avola – Our top estate wine

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.

Food pairing

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.

Awards

YEAR COMPETITION PLACE WINE VINTAGE AWARD
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

 

Click here to go to awards page

fbgf

Our Way

Picture-4

The Old & The New

The Feudo (or estate) of Santa Tresa dates back to 1697 – since that time, wine has always been made here.  We found some archive photos taken at the end of the nineteenth century at Santa Tresa. We’ve had a lot of fun re-creating those photos -taken at exactly the same locations on the estate […]

More...

The Vineyard

Santa Tresa red soil

Terra Rossa

The soil on the estate has ideal characteristics: a 40-100 centimetre surface layer of light red sandy loam on a well-drained limestone base, which helps to guarantee a constant supply of vital water. Today, the Feudo di Santa Tresa estate has around 50 hectares of vineyards. The minute selection of the clones and rootstocks and […]

More...

Around Us

Etna 1

Mount Etna

The power and romance of Mount Etna, which at 3,323 metres is the tallest active volcano in Europe, and is undoubtedly the single most dominant feature of our part of Sicily.  Etna has attracted artists, poets and authors for centuries – a threatening, majestic presence with the most stunning views. Read more here. http://www.parcoetna.it/

More...