Description

Colour: ruby red with violet hints
Nose: characteristic, of red fruits
Palate: elegant harmonious, lingering on the palate
Serving temperature: 16°C
Matching: excellent with first courses, white meat and fish
Storage: horizontal in a cool place at a constant temperature not exceeding 18°C
Aging capacity: it is a young and immediately drinkable wine, it can still evolve for a few years in the bottle.

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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
MATURATION
Malolactic in stainless steel tanks. The wine is released after a few months of aging in the bottle.
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
8.000 vines per hectare
YIELD PER HECTARE
80 qli
VINIFICATION
Grapes, harvested in late September, start fermentation into red wine through a short maceration at a controlled temperature

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.”

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Awards

Antonio Galloni 91 – 2014
Wine Enthusiast 87 – 2009
Wine Spectator 86 – 2002