Montenero is the name of a hill that stands at an altitude of 500 meters. Three red grapes are grown here including the excellent Nero d'Avola which, used in a greater proportion, distinguishes this great red wine. Character, personality and elegance are the main features of this wine which can be kept bottled for long periods. It is best accompanied by Mediterranean cuisine.
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Classification: Red Wine - Sicily T.G.I.
Grapes: Nero d'Avola, Merlot
Harvest period: September/October
Fermentation: Traditional for red wines
Contact with peels: 10-15 days
Max temperature: 28-30°C
Refining: 11/12 months in new French durmast Allier barrels, 11/12 months in bottles
Best with: Red meats and hard cheeses
Oenologist: Riccardo Cotarella
This wine from Sicily is a blend of 70% Nero d'Avola, 20% Syrah and 10% Merlot. Aromas of vanilla buttercream, cedar, cinnamon and clove make one wonder if the fruit has been oaked into submission, but the bright cherry fruit shines on the palate and lingers through the tart, smooth finish.
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