Gulfi Nerojbleo – Nero d’Avola Organic

Colour: intense ruby red
Nose: ethereal, intense, characteristic, red fruits with hints of vanilla
Palate: elegant harmonious, lingering on the palate
Serving temperature: 18-20°C
Matching: excellent with red meat, game and matured cheese
Storage: horizontal in a cool place at a constant temperature not exceeding 18°C
Aging capacity: its characteristics remain unchanged for a long time in bottle before becoming more austere and mature after 3-4 years after harvest.

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Description

Colour: intense ruby red
Nose: ethereal, intense, characteristic, red fruits with hints of vanilla
Palate: elegant harmonious, lingering on the palate
Serving temperature: 18-20°C
Matching: excellent with red meat, game and matured cheese
Storage: horizontal in a cool place at a constant temperature not exceeding 18°C
Aging capacity: its characteristics remain unchanged for a long time in bottle before becoming more austere and mature after 3-4 years after harvest.

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Specifications

APPELLATION
DOC Sicilia Rosso
REGION
Chiaramonte Gulfi (Ragusa) – Monti Iblei.
VINEYARDS
Different vineyards located in the countryside of Chiaramonte Gulfi and Ragoleti.
VINE TRAINING SYSTEM
Organic, without irrigation
ALTITUDE
450 mt. a.s.l.
CLIMATE
Temperate Mediterranean
SOIL
Limestone Clay
VARIETY
Nero d’Avola 100% according to Alberello training system. Nero d’Avola is named after Avola, a small town near Pachino in the province of Siracusa (near Ragusa) where it has been selected by local growers several hundred years ago.
PLANT DENSITY
8000 vines per hectare
YIELD PER HECTARE
80 qli
VINIFICATION
Grapes, harvested in late September, start fermentation into red wine through a long maceration on their skins. The wine is aged in barriques and tonneaux of French oak, capacity 225L and 500L for 12 months.
AGING
In bottle for at least one year.

The Producer

The winery, harmoniously integrated into the Chiaramonte landscape, represents the realisation of the Gulfi dream. The business, built between 2007 and 2011, harvests and vinifies grapes from different areas of production, ensuring an all-natural end product through a non-invasive wine making process. This is the last stage of an organic process that even excludes irrigation of the vineyards, accepting a low yield per hectare to promote the healthiness of the fruit.

It is well known that organic farming means quality, genuineness and the honest expression of a territory. It is a form of respect for nature as it involves little to no pollution. But the most important aspect of going organic is that it involves a choice we make in favour of our health. Here is a commitment that GULFI has included in the company’s code of ethics: “Gulfi chooses to respect the health of the consumer, with every means possible and in every productive choice it makes.”

More on their website.

Awards

IWSC Silver 2008, 2009
Wine Spectator 87 – 2006