SICILIA DOC RISERVA
Avulisi is our Sicilia DOC Riserva produced with the very best Nero d’Avola grapes, with the addition of a few local varieties, hand selected from our oldest vines, which date back to 1964.
|Grapes: Avulisi is produced with mainly Nero d’Avola grapes, coming from the oldest vines on the estate.|
|Harvest: the grapes are hand-picked at the peak of maturity at the end of September. They are put into small containers of 15kg.|
|Vinification: the grapes stay in a refrigerated room overnight to lower the temperature to 7-8°C, then after a very gentle destemming, the single berries are sorted by hand, with only the very best quality grapes being retained. For Avulisi we use 100% “Vinificazione Integrale” which means that the fermentation takes place entirely in 225l barriques. Throughout the fermentation process, the barriques are regularly rotated. In this way, the aromas and tannins become extremely well integrated, while maintaining perfect fruit quality. The wine remains on the skins in the barriques for 40-45 days.|
|Ageing: Avulisi is aged in barriques for at least 12 months. The wine rests in bottle for 6 months before release.|
|Tasting notes: Avulisi has an incredibly intense colour, with a bouquet of spices and fruits of the forest. The palate is complex, with elegant tannins, full bodied and refined.|
|To serve: Avulisi will age well and with time will become a wonderful accompaniment to mature cheeses and highly flavoured meat or wild mushroom dishes. A wine for contemplation. We recommend decanting two hours before serving. Best served at room temperature, around 18-20°C.|
Label design inspiration
Avulisi, with its look of elegant simplicity reflects Sicily’s patrician, noble society.