Firriato's Chiaramonte Nero d 'Avola comes in a powerful ruby red colour with light violet shades and reveals a fragrant, clear fruitiness to the nose, dominated by plums, blackberries, black cherries and blueberries. If you continue to feel the aromas of the bouquet, spicy notes of cloves, black pepper, liquorice, dark chocolate and oriental spices are added.
On the palate, the Firriato Chiaramonte Nero d 'Avola wonderfully combines its power received by the Sicilian sun with expressive softness. This red wine from the deepest south of Italy reveals a deep, flattering and at the same time specific character, underlined by silky soft and appealing tannins.
Vinification of the Chiaramonte Nero d 'Avola by Firriato
The grapes for this classic among the red wines of Sicily are gently pressed immediately after harvesting and fermented in a stainless steel tank. After fermentation, the Chiaramonte Nero d 'Avola matures for 6 months in American oak barrels and then for another 3 months on the bottle. This allows him to refine himself perfectly.
Food recommendation for Firriato Chiaramonte Nero d 'Avola
We recommend this red wine from Sicily with pasta with meat or tomato sauces or with classic Southern Italian pizza.
Awards for the Chiaramonte Nero d 'Avola
- James Suckling: 93 points for 2015
- International Wine Report: 92 points for 2015
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||6,2|
|Occasion & Theme:||barbecue , autumn wine , winter wine|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Grape Variety:||Nero d´Avola|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||IGT Indicazione Geografica Tipica|
|Soil:||Sand , sandstone , residual soils|
|Maturation:||American Oak , Barrique 225 l|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||6|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , spicy , dřevité|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||gripping , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||Old World , Warm Climate Winegrowing Region|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Red Wine Glass , Bordeaux Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Burgundy Style|
|Bottle size in L:||0,75|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||5|
|Alcohol % ABV:||14,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Firriato Winery - Via Trapani 4 - 91027 Paceco (TP) - Italien|