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Tenuta Sallier de la Tour Nero d'Avola 2020


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  • Soil Type: The vineyards thrive in the Monreale area, where clay and sand soils create a stage reminiscent of the classic film "The Godfather," set in Sicily, providing the perfect backdrop for the Nero d'Avola vines to flourish in saline-rich conditions and maintain their acidity amidst the heat.

  • Elevation & Aspect: Positioned at 350 meters above sea level, the vineyards benefit from a diurnal temperature variation that enhances the grapes' acidity and flavor complexity, much like the dynamic range of a captivating symphony.

  • Grape Varieties: Dedicated solely to Nero d'Avola, Sicily's flagship varietal thrives here, yielding concentrated and flavorful grapes. The low yields ensure each bottle is packed with the essence of Sicily's most celebrated grape.

  • Winemaking: The winemaking process is meticulous, starting with the selective picking of grapes, followed by malolactic fermentation in stainless-steel tanks. Aging is split between wood (30% in French oak barrels) and stainless steel (70%), a technique that harmonizes the youthful zest of the wine with the refined, complex notes of maturity.

  • Farming Practices: The estate's commitment to sustainability is certified by SOStain, reflecting a dedication to environmentally friendly viticulture that takes into account the health of air, water, soil, and the surrounding area.

  • Tasting Notes: This Nero d'Avola 2020 is expected to offer a symphony of fresh, fruity notes interwoven with elegant spices and a hint of licorice. The partial aging in oak barrels adds a layer of complexity, hinting at the wine's potential for grace with age.

  • Pairings: Ideal with robust dishes such as grilled meats, hearty pastas, and aged cheeses, this Nero d'Avola also complements the rich, savory flavors of Mediterranean cuisine, enhancing the dining experience like a well-chosen soundtrack enhances a film.

  • About the Producer: The Sallier de La Tour estate, intertwined with Sicily's rich viticultural heritage, is passionately managed by the Sallier de La Tour family and the Tasca d’Almerita team. Their shared commitment to sustainable practices and reverence for the land elevates their Nero d'Avola to a testament of Sicilian winemaking prowess.

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