Gulfi NeroSanlore – Nero d’Avola Organic

Colour: intense ruby red with violet hints
Nose: complex, red fruits, flowers
Palate: elegant, fruity flavour, balanced, lingering on the palate
Serving temperature: 18°C
Matching: excellent with red meat, game and matured cheeses
Storage: horizontal in a cool place at a constant temperature notexceeding 18°C
Aging capacity: its characteristics remain unchanged for a long time in bottle before becoming more austere and mature

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Description

Colour: intense ruby red with violet hints
Nose: complex, red fruits, flowers
Palate: elegant, fruity flavour, balanced, lingering on the palate
Serving temperature: 18°C
Matching: excellent with red meat, game and matured cheeses
Storage: horizontal in a cool place at a constant temperature notexceeding 18°C
Aging capacity: its characteristics remain unchanged for a long time in bottle before becoming more austere and mature

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Specifications

APPELLATION
DOC Sicilia Rosso
REGION
Pachino (Siracusa) Val di Noto.
VINEYARDS
Vigna San Lorenzo, located in the homonymous district of Pachino, is one of the most popular in Val di Noto
VINE TRAINING SYSTEM
Traditional, organic, without irrigation
ALTITUDE
10 mt. a.s.l.
CLIMATE
Temperate warm Mediterranean
SOIL
Red sandy soil
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 where it has been selected by local growers several hundred years ago. where it has been selected by local growers several hundred years ago.
PLANT DENSITY
8000 vines per hectare
YIELD PER HECTARE
40 qli
VINIFICATION
Grapes of Nero d’Avola, harvested in the second half of September, start fermentation into red wine through a long maceration on their skins.
MATURATION
After the malolactic, the wine is poured in small barrels, capacity 500L, where it remains for about two years.
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

Wine Spectator – 90pts – 2009, 89pts – 2008
Antonio Galloni – 92pts – 2008, 94pts – 2007
Wine Advocate – 95pts – 2005
IWSC Silver 2006, 2007
Mundus Vini Gold 2007