Sicily’s warm, dry climate is ideal for organic cultivation, so is a great source of good, affordable organic wines. The Da Vero wines ('davvero' meaning ‘really’ or ‘naturally’ in Italian) are the result of our long relationship (over 10 years) with a cooperative in Sicily, who we have been working with since our Sicilan project began.
The Nero d'Avola grapes are sourced from the area around Salemi (Province of Trapani) in the north-west tip of Sicily. The vines are Guyot-trained, and grown at around 250m altitude on a combination of soil types. The vineyards were converted to organic viticulture in 2007. The grapes are macerated on the skins for 8-12 days, then racked and allowed to complete malolactic fermentation.
Ripe aromas of black fruit and a hint of spice. The palate is full of rich plum and bramble fruit characters, hints of dark chocolate and cherry compote. A generous and substantial wine with plump tannins balanced by fresh acidity.
Rich pasta dishes, casseroles and grilled meats
Boutinot, Da Vero, Nero d'Avola, 2021, Terre Siciliane, Italy
Appellation: IGT Terra Siciliane
Grape Varietals: Nero d'Avola