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Product code: 2216

Rallo Azienda Agricola, Lazisa, Nero d'Avola, DOP Sicily, Italy, 2014

Rallo Azienda Agricola, Lazisa, Nero d'Avola, DOP Sicily, Italy, 2014

Producer Profile

On the west side of Sicily close to Marsala, is where Rallo Azienda Agricola calls home.

Working organically, the Vesco family focus on creating fragrant crisp Catarratto and perfumed fresh Nero d'Avola from their hillside vineyards. These vineyards are certified organic and are nestled high up in the hills south of Alcamo to take advantage of the slightly cooler temperatures and greater diurnal differences. The vines look down on the town of Marsala where, when the grapes have been harvested, they are taken. Here Andrea Vesco treats them with respect, utilising modern technology to ensure the freshness is retained for the final wines and creating elegant examples of the varieties that are anything but what you would expect from such a hot land.

Viticulture

Rallo Azienda Agricola have vineyards in 3 main sites: Alcamo for Catarratto and Nero d'Avola; Marsala for Grillo and Pantelleria for the Zibbibo which that produces their delightful Passito di Pantelleria. The grapes tend to be picked earlier in the year than many of their neighbours which produces their customary bright, fresh style of wine.

Oak Treatment

Time: 8 Months
Type: 50 hl Oak Cask
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None

Tasting Note

An intense red colour with violet nuances. Aroma's of cherry and red berry fruits, a well balanced and velvety palate.

Food Matching

Goes with most red meats especially when roasted.

Technical Details
Varieties:
Nero d'Avola 100%
ABV:
14%

Closure:
Natural cork

Colour:
Red

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
6 x 75cl