First harvest August 29, thinning of July 15. Vintage as it should be. Pied de cuve.
Second harvest August 31. Fermentation in ce- ment tanks. Malolactic fermentation. Ageing in steel and big barrel. Alc/vol 14.07%, acidity 6.39 and ph 3.40. Red color, as a Nero d’Avola should be. Scents of juniper and red carnation. Taste of dark chocolate and curry. Feelings of bluebarries, calls for another glass. Elegant wine, reminds a Pinot Noir. The vineyard well showed on the label. Suggested serving tem- perature 16 – 18 °C. To drink for the next 15 years, to appreciate it freshness.

First harvest August 29, thinning of July 15. Vintage as it should be. Pied de cuve.
Second harvest August 31. Fermentation in ce- ment tanks. Malolactic fermentation. Ageing in steel and big barrel. Alc/vol 14.07%, acidity 6.39 and ph 3.40. Red color, as a Nero d’Avola should be. Scents of juniper and red carnation. Taste of dark chocolate and curry. Feelings of bluebarries, calls for another glass. Elegant wine, reminds a Pinot Noir. The vineyard well showed on the label. Suggested serving tem- perature 16 – 18 °C. To drink for the next 15 years, to appreciate it freshness.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND NOTES

Physical characteristics and notes

Color: ruby red.
Bouquet: wild berries, enveloping and penetrating, aromatic persistence.
Taste: soft tannins.

Recommended temperature:

16°C – 18°C

Servings suggestions:

Roasts and non-spicy cheese.

Technical data

Varietal:  Nero d’Avola 100%
Origin: Contrada Virzì, Monreale, Palermo

Foglio di Mappa 142
Exposure: South
Altitude: 220 m above sea level
Soil: Sandy-clay
Training system: Simple Guyot espalier
Density: 5.000 plants per hectare
Year of planting:: 2000
Harvest: September
Yield: 40 hl/hectare

Vinification and ageing: Spontaneous fermentation on a pied de cuve of our grapes, without sulfur dioxide, in cement vats. Up to 10 days of temperature controlled maceration.

Ageing: 1 year in large oak casks for 50%, the rest in stainless steel.v

Capacity: 75 cl. – 150 cl.

PRIZES
  • Palmarès Amphore – Bronze medal Schietto Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane 2012
  • Concours Amphore 2016 Paris – Schietto Nero d’Avola 2011 – Medaglia d’Oro
  • Wine Spectator – Schietto Nero d’Avola 2011 – 91 Points
  • CWSA – China Wine & Spirits Awards 2015 – Schietto Nero d’Avola 2011 – Silver Medal
  • Wine Spectator magazine (October 31, 2014) – Schietto Nero d’Avola 2010 – 90 Points
  • Wine Spectator 2014 Agosto – Schietto Nero d’Avola 2010 – 90 Points
  • Review by Monica Larner eRobertParker.com #, #212 (May 2014) – Schietto Nero d’Avola 2010 – Rating: 90
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 – Schietto Nero d’Avola 2010 – Bronze
  • Wine Enthusiast 03-2013 – Schietto Nero d’Avola 2009 – 87 Points
  • jamessuckling.com – Nero d’Avola Schietto 2012 – 92 pts