Fresh and fragrant Nero d’Avola from organic grapes, naturally produced. This is a winner.
Cantine Rallo, the producer of the Ciello range, are amongst the forefront of the low-intervention, naturally produced and incredible value wine movement emanating from Sicily at the moment. Fresh, fruit driven, organic Nero d’Avola from Sicily. This shows lovely, vibrant fruit character overlaid with subtle spice and herbal edge.
Region/Country: Sicily, Italy
Grape/s: Nero d’Avola
Production Method: Organic viticulture. Natural fermentation, bottled unfined and unfiltered
Style: Juicy dark fruit with great freshness. Lightly herbal.
Pairing Suggestion: Grilled meats, vegetable dishes
Variety: Nero d'Avola
Profile: The most widely planted grape variety in Sicily, and the most important in terms of volume. As the name suggests, Nero d'Avola produces intensely coloured wines, this intensity of colour being matched by deepness of fruit character. Typically it has high tannins and medium acidity, this is aided by plantings at higher elevations. Nero d'Avola can be made into dense and dark wine that is stored in oak barrels and suitable for ageing, or young and fresh wines. Younger wines show plum and juicy, red-fruit flavors, while more complex examples offer chocolate and dark raspberry flavours.
Classic Regions: Sicily (Italy), Australia, California (USA)
Cantine Rallo was founded in Marsala, on the westernmost promontory of Sicily, and is a successful integration between nature, technology and tradition. The majority of wines are produced with grapes from the estate's own vineyards.