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2015 Nero D'Avola
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Nero d'Avola
Mendocino County
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2015 Nero D'Avola

dry farmed
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/ 750 ml

Winemaker Notes:

Aromas of blackberry jam, fig and black licorice are most prevalent at first swirl. There are savory, earthy flavors complimented with a round  mouthfeel. The naturally occuring high acidity balances out this medium bodied wine. 

Vineyard Notes: 

Nero D'Avola is an Italian grape from Sicily. Our Nero D'Avola is grown at Chiarito Vineyard, owned and farmed by John Chiarito. John is a second generation Italian-American who planted his vineyard just east of Ukiah, twelve miles north of Hopland. This vineyard is head-pruned, dry-farmed and cultivated in a very unique and old style method of farming. The method consists of plowing, cross cultivating, forcing the roots to go deep down in the soil, and thus maximizing the expression of the site to its full potential. The warm days and cool nights of inland Mendocino County are ideal for growing Nero D'Avola.

Harvest Date: September 7th, 2015

Fermentation: De-stemmed and crushed to a stainless steel tand and cold soaked for 5 days at 50F to extract color and desirable phenolic compounds. Fermented to dryness at 85F. Only free-run fraction transferred to barrel where it underwent native malo-lactic fermentation.

Aging: Aged for 16 months in neutral French oak

Total Case Production: 90