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Nero d’Avola Sicilia IGP La Ferla - Stelvin

Nero d’Avola Sicilia IGP La Ferla - Stelvin

Story of the Wine:
This winery is near the town of Canicatti, which is near the southern coastline of the island and its vineyards are around the famous Valley of the Temples. This is the natural home of Nero d’Avola a grape variety that is regarded as being Sicily’s finest red grape and potentially one of the world’s best. The winery has been almost totally rebuilt in the last two years and is producing wines of excellent quality and value. La Ferla refers to the flower of the fennel which grows well in this part of Sicily.

Grape(s): 100% Nero d’Avola
Area: From vineyards around the town of Canicatti on the Southern coast of Sicily.
Training System: Espallier
Yield: 80hl/ha.
Harvest: Mid September
Vinification: There is 12-18 day maceration. The wine fermented at 280C for 20 days, in cement vats. There is malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: Kept for 6 months in stainless steel vats.
Pack size: 6x75cl Stelvin closure

Descriptions for Wine List
1) A delicious berry fruit flavour with a distinct richness of tone. Good length on the finish and certain softness.

2) Sicily can make great wines, simple honest wines and everything in between if it so chooses. The Canicatti winery with its new winemaker and recently installed state of the art equipment is making all this happen. A delicious berry fruit flavour with a distinct richness of tone. Good length on the finish and certain softness.

Vintage 2013 Silver Medal Sommelier Wine Awards 2015
Vintage 2012 Bronze Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
Vintage 2011 Gold Medal Sommelier Wine Awards 2013

Country: Italy
Region: Agrigento- Sicilia
Grape: 100% Nero d'Avola
Product code: 1586
Pack size: 6x75cl

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Producer details

  • Producer: Canicatti'
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  • This recently modernised co-operative has its vineyards in the south of Sicily around the town of Agrigento. This is regarded as one of the finest districts for the indigenous Nero d'Avola. The winemaker Tonino Guzzo was identified by Decanter magazine as one of Italy's promising stars.

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Sommelier Wine Awards Silver Medal 2010

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