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Producer: Boutinot Italy Adria ViniGrape Varieties: 100% Nero d'AvolaOptimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Easy drinking characterful redAlcohol by Volume: 13.5%Country: Italian
Big juicy red fruits backed by fine tannins - an easy-drinker with real personality.
A deeply coloured, medium-bodied, spicy red with aromas of ripe plum and black cherry. The palate combines warm, juicy red fruit flavours with savoury, lightly smoky characters, a hint of bitter chocolate and nip of tannin on the finish.
Set up in 2003, Adria Vini is a winemaking venture jointly owned by Boutinot and Araldica Vini Piemontesi, the leading co-operative in Piemonte. All areas of production, from grape selection through to vinification, maturation, blending and bottling are meticulously overseen by Araldica's Claudio Manera and Lella Burdese. Working closely with growers and cooperatives, their aim is to produce a range of authentic, well-priced wines from local grape varieties. The mainstay of white wine production is Pinot Grigio, sourced from the Pavia region south of Milan, Friuli and the Veneto, with the addition of Prosecco, and Grillo and Catarratto wines from Sicily. The reds come from mature, low yielding vineyards in Sicily, Puglia and Abruzzo, the source of some of Europe's most undervalued and characterful wines. Their most recent project has brought Cannonau and Vermentino from Sardinia to the portfolio.
In The Vineyard
A blend of three different parcels grown in different parts of the island, two from the southwest and the other from mature, low yielding vines from Pachino in eastern Sicily, Nero d’Avola’s traditional heartland.
In The Winery
Traditional fermentation at 26C to 30C, between 5 and 10 days maceration, bottled young with no oak ageing.
Drink with juicy home-made burgers with a slab of mozarella, or charred lamb steaks.
Awards & Press
2011 Vintage: IWSC 2013 - Bronze
2011 Vintage: International Wine & Spirits Competition 2012 - Bronze
2010 Vintage: International Wine & Spirits Competition 2011 - Bronze
2008 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2010 - Silver List
2008 Vintage: IWC 2009 - Bronze
2008 Vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 - Bronze
2011 Vintage: "Fresh, with lovely red fruits, then savoury and saline notes with grilled herbs, minerals, scorched earth and red berry flavours that linger. The fruit is well-tamed leading to a spicy finish. 91 Points." Ian D'Agata, Decanter Italian Supplement, February 2014
2008 Vintage: "Refreshing red fruits combine with layered complexity and good acidity. 'The flavours dance on the palate' raved Nicola Thomson. 'A great choice with rack of lamb'." Sommelier Wine Awards 2010, Judges comment
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