IT-VDA-04-15

Nero d'Avola 'il Moro', Valle dell'Acate

Nero d'Avola 'il Moro', Valle dell'Acate
  • 100% Nero d’Avola
  • From 20 – 25 year old vines planted to black soil
  • 120 elevation
  • Spontaneous fermentation in steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
  • Maceration lasts up to one week
  • Aged in large oak casks of 30HL for 8 months before bottling
  • 1999 was the first year of production
Producer:
Vintage:
2015
Country:
Italy
Region:
Sicily
Appellation:
SICILIA DOC
Variety:
Nero d'Avola
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
90
Date:
2020-09-01
Review:
Made with Nero d'Avola, this opens with aromas of ripe black-skinned berry, Mediterranean brush and cooking spice. The juicy palate offers blackberry jam, star anise and vanilla alongside velvety tannins and bright acidity. Drink through 2024.

James Suckling

Score:
92
Date:
2018-10-22
Review:
The ripe-elderberry character on the nose is quite intense, but it incorporates some nicely dried herbs and spices. Medium to full body, chewy tannins and a crunchy, fruity finish. Drink now.

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2019-08-26
Review:
Bright medium-dark red; this is very pretty but lighter than usual in color for this wine. Spicy aromas and flavors of red cherry and minerals have remarkable inner-mouth perfume. Actually smells like a little Frappato found its way into the vats. Finishes long and spicy, with good juicy cut and pungent nuances. Really lovely.