As well as vines, we cultivate respect for nature

Cultivating the land to produce good wine, coincides with respecting it. “Being at one with nature” is a key component for working within a Nature Reserve. Our mindset results in the conservation of the natural habitat and a sustainable low impact on the environment at the same time as offering maximum control and care through the entire winemaking process. This is the way to obtain excellent quality grapes that, without the need for synthetic chemicals or genetically modified organisms, maintain the original fragrances and flavours that this wonderful soil provides. Our estate, situated at an average height of 25 meters above sea level, is fertile, largely flat  and completely irrigated. The soil tends to be calcareous and have great depth and permeability and medium density. All the features that show this is a natural place for wine making.

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Zibibbo Secco

Zibibbo is one of those words that immediately evoke Sicily, its sea, the sweetness of its products and the warmth of its people, even to those who are not strictly a wine lover. Growing this variety was only natural for Gorghi Tondi, as they specialise in the local varieties. Their organic Zibibbo exalts the fresh citrus and floral hints that make this wine just perfect.ù

 

Classification: “Sicilia” Protected Geographic Indication, Organic
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Age of vineyards: 10 years
Yield per hectare: 0,7 tons
Vine density: 4.200 p/ha
Soil type: sandy, calcareous
Altitude: 35 metres above sea level
Training: Counter
Pruning: Guyot
Bottles produced: 30,000
Grape variety: 100% Zibibbo
Harvest: by hand, between 10th and 20th of August
Vinification: fermentation in Inox steel tanks at a controlled temperature and contact with yeasts for at least 2 months
Alcohol by volume: 11%
Colour: straw yellow with greenish hues
Aroma: intense, aromatic with citrus and flowery notes
Taste: Aromatic, round, fresh, very soft and persistent
Pairing ideal as an aperitif, great with any fish cuisine, in particular shellfish, sea urchin and oysters:
Best served at 8°-10° C
Vintages: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

 

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Syrah

The origins of Syrah are mysterious and exotic. Certainly, it is among those varieties that feel at home in Sicily, where the grapes are nurtured by the Mediterranean sun and the mineral characteristics of its soils. Just like the clayey and slightly calcareous soil on the Estate of Gorghi Tondi, whose traces can be found in the aromas smelled in the glass that, combined with the hints of cherry and Marasca cherry, make it an excellent companion for all kinds of meat.

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Classification: “Sicilia” Protected Geographic Indication, Organic
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Age of vineyards: 16 years
Yield per hectare: 0.6 tons
Vine density: 4.000 p/ha
Soil type: fine clay, slightly calcareous
Altitude: 65 metres above sea level
Training: Counter
Pruning: spur-pruned cordon
Grape variety: 100% Syrah
Harvest: first ten days of September
Vinification: fermentation in 100-hl Inox steel tanks at a controlled temperature with prolonged maceration of the skins
Refining: in a steel tank for 4 months and 3 months in the bottle
Alcohol by volume: 13 %
Colour: ruby red
Aroma: a nose full of cherry, marasca cherry and small red berries
Taste: soft and balanced, round and harmonious
Pairing: serve it with any types of meat, either red or white, roasts, grilled or stewed
Best served at 16°-18° C
Vintages: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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Nero d’Avola

This Nero di Avola is immediately recognised from the clarity of its ruby red colour in the glass. It has intense scents of red berry fruits that softly balance on the palate and evolve into a persistent finish of pleasant and delicate spicy hints. Perfect with red meats, seasoned cheeses and thick soups, this wine contains all the soul of the Sicilian micro continent.

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Classification: “Sicilia” Protected Geographic Indication, Organic
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Age of vineyards: 15 years
Yield per hectare: 0.65 tons
Vine density: 4.000 p/Ha
Soil type: fine clay, partly calcareous
Altitude: 70 metres above sea level
Training: Counter
Pruning: spur-pruned cordon
Grape variety: 100% Nero d’Avola
Harvest: first ten days of September
Vinification: fermentation in Inox steel tanks at a controlled temperature with prolonged maceration of the skins
Refining: in a steel tank for 5 months and 2 months in the bottle
Alcohol by volume: 12%
Colour: ruby red
Aroma: The nose predominantly opens up to herbaceous scents and of fruits of the forest; spicy smells increase their complexity
Taste: soft and balanced
Pairing: goes well with red meats, seasoned cheeses and tasty soups
Best served at 16°-18° C
Vintages: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

 

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Merlot

Merlot, one of the most prized international varieties, thrives on Sicilian soils, where it best express its characteristics and peculiarities. This version of Gorghi Tondi is no exception, whose organic wine has a pleasing texture with hints of ripe fruit and jam. This ruby red monovarietal is best enjoyed with roasted meats and cold cuts.

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Classification: “Sicilia” Protected Geographic Indication, Organic
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Age of vineyards: 15 years
Yield per hectare: 65 q.li
Vine density: 4.000 p/ha
Soil type: sandy, calcareous
Altitude: 50 metres above sea level
Training: Counter
Pruning: spur-pruned cordon
Grape variety: 100% Merlot
Harvest: between 20th and 31st of August
Vinification: fermentation in Inox steel tanks at a controlled temperature with prolonged maceration of the skins
Refining: in a steel tank for 5 months, in the bottle for 3 months
Alcohol by volume: 13 %.
Total acidity: 5,3 g/l
Colour: dark ruby red
Aroma: ripe fruit and jam sensations with delicate varietal herbaceous hints
Taste: structured and soft with round silky tannins
Pairing: great with meat and roasts
Best served at 16°-18° C
Vintages: 2013,  2014,  2015,  2016

 

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KHEIRÈ

Kheirè is a Greek word that means “Welcome”. It is a tribute paid by Gorghi Tondi to a time when Sicily was part of the glorious Magna Grecia. Kheirè is the ideal witness of the past that reveals not only cultural Greek origins but also Sicily’s proverbial hospitality as it is a crossroads of great peoples and diverse cultures.

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Classification: Controlled Designation of Origin “Sicilia”
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Grape variety: 100% Grillo
Alcohol by volume: 13%
Colour: straw yellow with olive tints
Aroma: intense and persisting, with notes of almond blossom and sea breeze, delicate and fresh citrus note
Taste: harmonious and rare delightfulness. Soft palate with a slightly saline finish
Pairing: ideal with any fish cuisine including smoked fish, delicious with dishes based on vegetables
Best served at 8°-10° C
Vintages: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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Grillo

The freshness of the typical Grillo aromas seduces the senses with fruity notes of Sicilian citrus that evoke its seductive beauty, combined with the sweet scent of orange blossom. This organic Grillo responds to the needs of this family-run winery to enhance, on the one hand, the most authentic flavours and essences of our island, and on the other hand, to produce wine in an environmentally sustainable way that not only adheres to the values of the WWF Nature Reserve within which the vineyards lie, but also promote them. Its flavour is full and soft on the palate; perfect in the summer with shellfish dishes.

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Classification: “Sicilia” Protected Geographic Indication, Organic
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Age of vineyards: 13 years
Yield per hectare: 0.75 tons
Vine density: 4.200 p/ha
Soil type: sandy, calcareous
Altitude: 40 metres above sea level
Training: Counter
Pruning: Double Guyot
Bottles produced: 30,000
Grape variety: 100% Grillo
Harvest: by hand, after 20th of August
Vinification: fermentation in Inox steel tanks at a controlled temperature, contact with yeasts for at least 2 months
Alcohol by volume: 11,5%
Colour: bright straw yellow with greenish hues
Aroma: intense and persistent, with fruity and floral notes and hints of citrus and orange blossom
Taste: Full and soft, maintains great balance and a slightly salty flavour over time
Pairing: Fish starters, seafood, fried squid, pasta and risotto with seafood and vegetables
Best served at 8°-10° C
Vintages: 2013,2014,2015,2016

 

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RAJÁH

Rajàh is the Arabic word for “Prince” and with this name, Gorghi Tondi keeps alive the memory of Arab domination in Sicily, which is still present in the culture of our island. The Zibibbo is an obvious legacy, an intact symbol of the glorious past that reveals itself in the wine glass, regal like its name and unique in terms of taste and intensity of bouquet.

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Classification: “Sicilia” Protected Geographic Indication
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Grape variety: 100% Zibibbo
Alcohol by volume: 13%
Colour: straw yellow with greenish tints
Aroma: intense, aromatic with notes of citrus and flowers
Taste: aromatic, round, fresh, very soft texture, persistent
Pairing: perfect with savoury cheeses, roast fish, especially shrimps and lobsters, spicy and savoury dishes and paté of foie gras
Best served at 8°-10° C
Vintages: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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SORANTE

Sorante is music and elegance as its name suggests. In heraldry, it is shown as a flying bird. Its symbol highlights the excellence of this pure varietal Nero d'Avola wine, distinguished by its fine body and intensity of the aromas it expresses in the glass. Winner of the gold medal at many prestigious national and international competitions, it boasts a first-class list of awards.

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Classification: Controlled Designation of Origin Sicilia
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Grape variety: 100% Nero d’Avola
Alcohol by volume: 13,5%
Colour: ruby red with purplish glints
Aroma: intense, persistent, with hints of cherry, ripe plum and gooseberries
Taste: warm, harmonious and velvety, with a soft finish and aromatic persistence
Pairing: ideal with seasoned cheeses, cold cuts, grilled red meats and braised game
Best served at 16°-18° C
Vintages: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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SEGREANTE

Segreante is a pure varietal Syrah wine that is produced on the coasts of western Sicily. Its organoleptic characteristics reveal a decisive personality to the palate that combines the enveloping force of the vine with the elegance and balance of the Gorghi Tondi style. It owes its name to the heraldic tradition that defines Segreante (rampant) the griffon emblazoned on the corporate coat of arms, a symbol of power and beauty.

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Classification: Controlled Designation of Origin Sicilia
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Grape variety: 100% Syrah
Alcohol by volume: 13,5%
Colour: bright red, impenetrable with purple glints
Aroma: red fruits, fruits of the forest and persistent tertiary notes of roasted, Cuban, and vanilla bean, with a finish of black pepper and light balsamic hints
Taste: velvety and round in the mouth, yet powerful, rich and pleasant, pleasantly tannic flavour, lasting and pleasant persistence
Pairing: great with red meats, roasts, game and braised dishes, platters of cold meats and medium-hard cheeses
Best served at 16°-18° C
Vintages: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

 

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GRILLODORO

A unique wine in the Sicilian regional enological landscape, “GRILLODORO” can be considered a real rarity: it is the golden sun of Sicily bottled and made available to genuine wine lovers. It is produced from a late harvest of grapes left to overripe on their vines and characterized by the noble mould called “Botrytis Cinerea”, which is formed in our vineyard overlooking the Mediterranean. The name, which fully encapsulates the essence of this precious nectar of wine, is highly symbolic.

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Classification: “Sicilia” Protected Geographic Indication
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Grape variety: 100% Grillo, the grapes are left to overripen on the vine with subsequent growth of Botrytis Cinerea (noble fungi)
Alcohol by volume: 13%
Colour: Clear, bright, crystal-clear, gold with light amber hues
Aroma: extremely delicate bouquet, with floral hints of orange blossom and jasmine and a final touch of honey
Taste: Frank, harmonious, palatable, with hints of honey and tropical fruits that pleasantly persist
Pairing: enjoy it with dry almond pastries, tiramisù and ricotta desserts
Best served at 8°-10° C
Vintages: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

 

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Babbìo

Babbìo is a lively, fresh and fragrant wine, produced for those who love dinner at sunset on a summer evening. It is pure tasting fun that with every sip evokes the salty intensity of Sicily and the sunny richness of its premier varieties. To have a drink with a smile!

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Classification: “Sicilia” Protected Geographic Indication, Organic
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Age of vineyards: adult vineyards, between 10 and 20 years
Yield per hectare: 0,7 tons
Vine density: 4,000-4,200 p / ha
Soil type: sandy, calcareous
Altitude: 35 – 40 metres above sea level
Training: Counter
Pruning: Double Guyot
Grape variety: a blend of native aromatic vines
Harvest: by hand, during the first ten days of August
Vinification: fermentation in steel tanks at a controlled temperature. The wines are then blended; Babbìo subsequently acquires its “lively” character through a quick addition of yeasts in an autoclave
Refining: in autoclave for 40 days
Total acidity: 7.4 g / l
Alcohol by volume: 11.5%
Colour: very pale yellow on which strong greenish tints prevail
Aroma: Intense and ample bouquet of white-pulp fresh fruit and citrus notes
Taste: Its perlage exalts freshness and flavour
Pairing: Excellent as an aperitif, ideal for starters with raw seafood and second courses of white meats
Best served at 8- 10 ° C
Vintage: 2016

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Babbìo

Come andasse a una festa in maschera, il Babbìo si veste di rosso: vivace e spiritoso come quando veste di bianco, gioca col palato come un amante allegro, esprimendo tutta la ricchezza organolettica della nostra Riserva Naturale. Da bere freddo.

 

Classificazione: I.G.P. Terre Siciliane Biologico
Certificazione: biologico, IT-BIO-009
Provenienza: Sicilia Sud-Occidentale Agro di Mazara del Vallo
Età dei vigneti: 12 anni
Resa per ettaro: 75 q/li
Densità vigneti: 4.250 p/ha
Tipologia terreno: franco sabbioso
Altitudine: 60 m s.l.m.
Allevamento: controspalliera
Potatura: doppio Guyot
Vitigni: blend di vitigni a bacca rossa
Vendemmia: prima decade di Settembre
Vinificazione: fermentazione sulle bucce per pochi giorni, a cui segue pressatura soffice. Il vino sosta in autoclave fino al momento dell’imbottigliamento.
Affinamento: in autoclave per 40 giorni
Acidità totale: 6.1g/l
Grado alcolico: 12 % vol.
Colore: rosso tenue con vivi riflessi violacei
Profumo: fresco e vinoso, con note di frutta di sottobosco
Gusto: fragrante e morbido, con una bella freschezza sapida
Abbinamento: Eccellente come aperitivo, ideale con antipasti a base di
carni bianche in casseruola e pesci grassi in umido
Temperatura di servizio ideale: 8-10°C
Annate prodotte: 2017

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PALMARÈS BRUT

Palmarès is a Latin word that means “worthy of victory”. We chose it to signify the excellence of our Spumante, which is yet another expression of such a treasure as Grillo grapes. We grow them in a vineyard that combines the peculiarities of a terroir like that of the WWF Nature Reserve after which our Company is named, and the influence of the sea and its salty breezes.

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Classification: Brut Sparkling Wine
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Grape variety: 100% Grillo
Alcohol by volume: 11%
Colour: straw yellow, animated by its persistent perlage
Aroma: the rich, refined and balanced bouquet unfolds to remind of spring flowers
Taste: dry, full, sapid and inviting, leaves an aftertaste of almonds on the palate with hints of apricot and pear
Pairing: excellent with fish and shellfish dishes, ideal for any special occasion
Best served at 6°-8° C
Vintages: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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PALMARÈS EXTRA DRY

On the Gorghi Tondi Estate near of Mazara del Vallo, another Sicilian speciality and product of excellence is cultivated such as the Nero d’Avola. This Rosé Extra Dry is a variation on the theme of the classic and powerful Sicilian red wine, yet its organoleptic characteristics, which make it one of the most appreciated and sought-after wines of the island, are unchanged. The merit goes to the winemaking mastery of the Company of the Sala family, who know how to enhance and renew Sicily’s most authentic flavours with courage and charisma.

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Classification: Rosé Extra Dry Sparkling Wine
Production: Charmat method
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Grape variety: 100% Nero D’Avola
Alcohol by volume: 11%
Colour: intensely bright pink, minute, rich and persistent perlage
Aroma: fresh and delicate, small fruits of the forest and freshly picked wild strawberries
Taste: intriguing, lively and well-balanced, pleasing acidity and softness
Pairing: a versatile wine that is perfect for aperitifs, whose body and fragrance make of it an excellent accompaniment for all courses of a meal. Also particularly suitable for starters and crudités of fish, crustaceans, and sushi.
Best served at 8°-10° C
Vintages: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
 

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MÜLLER THURGAU EXTRA DRY

In the long journey that has taken it from north to south, MÜLLER THURGAU – in this Extra Dry variant – has acquired unexpected qualities that make it unique in the Sicilian wine sector. In fact, the olfactory and gustatory gifts of an extraordinary terroir overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, moderated by the sea breeze are added to the pleasurable hints of this grape. MÜLLER THURGAU Extra dry is the perfect combination of aromaticity and flavour as a symbol of union between north and south.

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Classification: Extra Dry Sparkling Wine
Production: Charmat method
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Age of vineyards: 16 years
Yield per hectare: 0,6 tons
Vine density: 4.500 p/Ha
Soil type: sandy, calcareous
Altitude: 40 m above sea level
Training: Counter
Pruning: Double Guyot
Grape variety: 100% Muller Thurgau
Harvest: by hand, between 10 and 20 August
Pressing: soft
Vinification: fermentation in 50 hl steel tanks at a controlled temperature. “Presa di spuma”: refermentation in 50 hl autoclave (Charmat method) with yeasts for 60 days.
Refining: 30 days in the bottle
Total acidity: 6,5 g/l
Sugar Residue: 14 gr/l
Alcohol by volume: 11%
Colour: yellow with greenish glints, fine and persistent perlage
Aroma: delicate, finely aromatic with evident fruity hints and slight floral nuances
Taste: Soft, fresh, elegant with a great character
Pairing: Excellent as aperitifs, great accompaniment for fresh summer dishes with a delicate structure like shellfish, cold plates of pasta and rice salads
Best served at 8°-10° C
Vintages: 2014, 2015, 2016
 

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VIVITIS BIO

Two specific features distinguish Vivitis Bio: it is made from organic grapes and at no time is sulphur dioxide added during the production stages. Low environmental impact, eco-sustainability, meticulous quality checks and care of the entire production chain have always been paramount in the mindset of Gorghi Tondi, and their corporate vision finds its fullest expression in the purity of this Grillo wine.

NO ADDED SULPHITES

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Classification: “Sicilia” Protected Geographic Indication, Organic
Certification: IT-BIO-009
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Grape variety: 100% Grillo
Harvest: by hand, after 10th of August
Vinification: fermentation in 100-hl steel tanks at a controlled temperature with partial maceration of the skins and contact with yeasts for 3 months
Refining: in a steel tank for 2 months and 3 months in the bottle
Alcohol by volume: 11,5%
Colour: straw yellow with greenish hues
Aroma: intense and persistent, fruity and floral notes and hints of white peach
Taste: soft and balanced
Pairing: Excellent with aperitifs, seafood, roasted fish and grilled vegetables
Best served at 8°-10°
Vintages: 2015, 2016

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VIVITIS BIO

This Nero d’Avola is the result of the will of Gorghi Tondi to provide its customers with one of Sicily’s leading wines in a different, fresh and natural style, made through a strictly organic production method. Full respect for the WWF Nature Reserve within which the Estate is located makes Gorghi Tondi one of the most advanced Sicilian wineries in this production method.

NO ADDED SULPHITES

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Classification: “Sicilia” Protected Geographic Indication, Organic
Certification: IT-BIO-009
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Grape variety: 100% Nero d’Avola
Harvest: by hand, second half of September
Vinification: fermentation in 100-hl Inox steel tanks at a controlled temperature with prolonged maceration of the skins
Refining: After malolactic fermentation, in a steel tank for 2 months and then 3 months in the bottle
Alcohol by volume: 12%
Colour: intense ruby red
Aroma: fruity, notes of tobacco, spices and minerals
Taste: soft and balanced, tannic, great aroma and persistence
Pairing: goes well with red meats, seasoned cheeses and game
Best served at 16°-18° C
Vintages: 2015,2016

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COSTE A PREOLA

Coste a Preola is the name we have chosen to pay homage to Sicily and its biodiversity: this is the name of the vineyards that are located on the western side of the island near the Mediterranean Sea, in an area adjacent to the WWF Nature Reserve of Lake Preola and Gorghi Tondi. Coste a Preola Grillo wine is the symbol of the strong link between our Company and the nearby nature reserve.

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Classification: “Sicilia” Protected Geographic Indication
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Grape variety: 100% Grillo
Alcohol by volume: 12,5%
Colour: bright yellow mellowed by green glints
Aroma: elegant, intense, penetrating, distinct and complex varietal notes, among which passion fruit, mint, pineapple and white peach
Taste: great balance, full, soft and fragrant with lively acidity; good persistence
Pairing: drink with starters of raw fish and shellfishes. Great with fish soups, oven-baked fish and timbales of savoury vegetables
Best served at 8°-10° C
Vintages: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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COSTE A PREOLA

Coste a Preola Nero d'Avola comes from the vineyards bordering the WWF Natural Reserve of Lake Preola and Gorghi Tondi. The association of this wine with the terroir of origin represents the strong link between our winery and the nearby nature reserve. The hints of the Nero d'Avola in Coste a Preola are an emblem of the beauty of a unique territory, which has been dedicated to quality viticulture for millennia.

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Classification: Controlled Designation of Origin Sicilia
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Grape variety: 100% Nero d’Avola
Alcohol by volume: 13%
Colour: bright ruby red with purplish glints
Aroma: complex, has a pleasantly spiced attack with hints of sour black cherry, small fruits of the forest and tobacco
Taste: rich, intense, soft, ideal tannic weight, great persistence
Pairing: grilled red meat, game, truffle dishes, spicy and seasoned cheeses
Best served at 16°-18° C
Vintages: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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MERIDIANO 12

This pure Catarratto wine is a tribute to the twelfth meridian that crosses the vineyards where it is produced. Fresh and intense, it fully expresses all the characteristics of a typical Sicilian variety. We have called it Meridiano 12 as a homage the ideal climate of the area where these perfect grapes grow, that give their aromas in your glass without hesitation, for an absolute pleasure that brings to mind Sicily and the Mediterranean Sea.

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Classification: “Sicilia” Protected Geographic Indication
Origin: Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
Grape variety: 100% Catarratto
Alcohol by volume: 12,5%
Colour: straw yellow with green tints
Aroma: intense, with clear citrus and floral notes
Taste: aromatic, round, fresh, very soft and persistent
Pairing: marinated octopus, also mixed starters and grilled vegetables, grilled fish, crèpes au gratin
Best served at 8°-10° C
Vintages: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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