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Key facts

Country
Italy
Region
Sicily
Grape
Nero d'Avola
Vintage
2012
Producer
The Wine People
Winemaker
Stefano Girelli
Stopper
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ABV
13.5

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Tasting Notes

Made from the Nero d’Avola grape using the ‘ripasso’ method, where some of the grapes are picked early and dried for a more intense flavour.

Intense yet mellow, this is bursting with lovely black cherry flavours and a touch of spice.

One for beef or lamb stews.

Storage Instructions

This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 3 years

Expert Opinion

What our expert says

Made using the ‘ripasso’ method, where some of the grapes are picked early and dried. Their concentrated flavours are added to the blend giving the wine a flavour of black cherries with a hint of liquorice and mocha. Gorgeous with a peppered steak.

Background

History

In the 1960s and 70s, most of the best Nero d’Avola was produced here, but growers moved away as the yields were so low they were not able to produce enough wine and now the area has \been almost forgotten. Simply speaking, low yields mean better quality grapes; the soil in Gela has poor nutrients, resulting in low yields, yet excellent mineral content, giving high concentration – the perfect balance in the ripened grapes.

Winemaking details

Stefano Girelli

Regional info

All the Nero d’Avola grapes come from the “Piana di Gele” which is a plain in an area of western Sicily known as Gela. The area has a very special microclimate, resulting in Nero d’Avola grapes which are grown to perfection.

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Colpasso Nero d'Avola3.9 out of 5 based on 51 user reviews.

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