Colomba Bianca Nero d'Avola Vitese 2019

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A brilliant, deep red Nero d'Avola with rich, juicy flavours of ripe plum and black cherries interlaced with subtle violet notes. Concentrated on the palate, the deep fruit flavours are backed by soft, ripe tannins and a spicy character on the finish.

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Included in Victoria Moore's Best Wines for under £10 in the Daily Telegraph:

"A vibrant and juicy incarnation of Sicily's signature red grape, this tastes of stewed damsons and redcurrants with a swipe of liquorice root".

Sicily's beloved Nero'Avola is famed for its deep, rich wines and is considered by some to be the island's most important red variety. Here in these sun-drenched vineyards, the highest standards are attained through the use of innovative technology and the careful process of mapping the terroir according to the weather patterns, harvesting time, soils and vine age. The grapes undergo a sensory analysis and are hand harvested at the optimum maturity levels, according to the terroir and microclimate of the vineyard. They are then harvested into 20 kilogram containers, to prevent the grapes from being prematurely crushed. The vineyards are made up of distinct soil and climate conditions and range from sea-level up to 700 metres above sea level, imparting subtle complexity into the wine.

The grapes were meticulously selected, then destemmed and crushed. Fermentation took place with the skins and carefully selected yeasts, at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks. 50% of the wine was matured in French oak barrels for a period of six months.

 
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RRP £9.99
Vintage 2019
Alcoholic strength 14%
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Subregion Sicilia
Grapes Nero d'Avola 100%
Body B
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic Yes
Biodynamic No
 
Colomba Bianca

Established in 1970, Colomba Bianca is the largest Sicilian grower cooperative and the biggest Italian producer of organic wine, with more than 1,800 hectares dedicated to organically farmed vines. Colomba Bianca also has a further 7,500 hectares of vineyard, growing indigenous and international varieties. Despite their size, they engage a philosophy of micro-viticulture and micro-winemaking to ensure the ultimate precision, quality and expression of terroir.

The stunning range of single variety and innovative blends are tailor made under the watchful eye of head winemaker Mattia Filippi. Dynamic and passionate, the Cantine is constantly evolving with investments in the vineyards and in the technology of their five specialist wineries. With their sights firmly fixed on the future of Sicilian wine, Colomba Bianca is rapidly becoming one of the leading names in organic winemaking in Italy.

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