Gorghi Tondi Coste a Preola – Nero d’Avola DOC Organic

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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Description

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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Specifications

CLASSIFICATION
Controlled Designation of Origin Sicilia
ORIGIN
Mazara del Vallo, south-western Sicily
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Nero d’ Avola
COLOR
Bright ruby red with purplish glints
ABV%
13%
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

The Producer

Their history stems from the story of the Sala Sisters grandmother, who was fascinated by wild orchids, anemones and daisies, swamp Falcons, mallards and buzzards – and by the unique atmosphere that characterizes the Nature Reserve of Lake Preola and Gorghi Tondi, which is situated near Mazara del Vallo, on the plain between the hills and the sea.

Their love is dedicated to defending a unique winemaking and environmental heritage that the Salas safeguard today, as they did a century ago. In the two estates of Ramisella and San Nicola, a few miles from Mazara del Vallo, in the west corner of Sicily, neat rows of vines stretch over 130 hectares, looking out across the horizon and nurtured by the sea breeze; the vines flourish growing strong and abundant. The vineyards surround the four small round lakes, formed in a karst low-lying landscape where the rain has over time eroded the soil, which are not only suggestive and breathtaking but give the grapes a unique quality that only this terroir can offer.

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Awards

Wine Enthusiast 87 – 2010, 2017