NERO D'AVOLA SICILIA DOC
- WINE PRODUCED WITHOUT ADDED SULPHITES -
Insieme represents our wish to produce a totally natural wine, with absolutely no chemicals, from the grape to the bottle. Insieme is a Nero d’Avola produced without the addition of sulphur, using ancient winemaking methods, combined with modern innovations to make this completely natural wine.
The name Insieme, meaning “together” signifies a joint project that we carried out with a South African winery, which was already producing wine without adding sulphur. The project started in 2010 and lasted 3 years.
|Grapes: 100% Nero d’Avola.|
|Harvest: the grapes are picked by hand when they have reached perfect maturity and are brought to the winery in small containers in order to preserve them as much as possible.|
|Vinification: during vinification and bottling we add absolutely no sulphur. The grapes are very carefully destemmed and softly pressed. Fermentation takes place at between 22-26°C and throughout we carry out frequent remontages and délestages. The juice remains in contact with the skins for 3-4 days after fermentation, so in total it has around 15 days of skin contact. Absolute cleanliness is key when making a wine with no added sulphur.|
|Ageing: after the malolactic fermentation, the wine is left on its fine lees in stainless steel tanks for around 2-3 months, until it is bottled. Bottling is also a key phase, where the wine must have minimum contact with oxygen.|
|Tasting notes: Insieme has a really intense purple colour. The bouquet is very fresh, with notes of red berry fruits. Round and soft, Insieme has a very distinctive silky character and is very pleasurable to drink.|
|To serve: we recommend Insieme with antipasti, like anchovy bruschetta, or all kinds of pasta dishes, such as pasta with sardines, pine nuts and wild fennel. To be enjoyed at room temperature.|
Label design inspiration
Insieme is a project realised between a traditional Italian winemaker and a leading South African organic winery. The name INSIEME means “together”, representing the two diverse cultures behind this organic, natural project.