The 2016 Gulfi Nerojbleo is an honest tribute to Sicilian territory and its symbolic grape variety, Nero d'Avola, produced solely according to natural methods and with long aging processes. The aromatic element, arising from the ripe richness of the dark fruit, is marked with a hint of vanilla. The initial dense, sweet aromas are followed on the palate by a lively acidity that finishes with a lingering, flavorful embrace. Flavors of oregano and sun-dried tomato are linked by a range of Mediterranean undertones. This generous wine pairs well with minestrone soup or Mediterranean dishes which combine flavorful vegetables, herbs, and cheeses: lasagna with eggplant, tomatoes, parmesan, mozzarella, and aromatic herbs, or even the classic eggplant Parmigiana.
Varietal Composition: 100% Nero d'Avola
Appellation: Sicilia Rosso DOC
Aging: Minimum of one year in 500- and 225-liter oak barrels, followed by aat least one year in bottle prior to release
Farming Practices: Organic, no irrigation
91 Points - Vinous
"Dark ruby-red. Musky notes of ripe dark cherry, earth tones and cedar. Then brighter and more linear, with fresh flavors of black/red fruit complicated by herbs and earthy spices. Finishes juicy and long." -ID, Aug/2019