TASTING NOTES: An intense ruby red in color, it immediately reveals aromas of ripe fruit followed by the spicy notes of coffee and pepper. Its firm tannins are tempered by an unexpected freshness. TECHNICAL NOTES: Nero d’Avola is a variety that is undoubtedly renowned for its opulence and power, but it is also a very sensitive grape. After destalking and crushing, maceration takes place at 29° C (84° F) for 18 days. Following the malolactic fermentation, maturation takes place for 10 months in secondand third-year 225 liter French oak barrels, in order to encourage the microoxygenation of the wine.