Gulfi Nerobaronj Nero d’Avola 2015

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Grape Variety: 100% Nero d’Avola
Viticulture: Certified Organic

Climate: Temperate Mediterranean climate characterised by significant temperature variations
Terroir: The NeroBaronj vineyard has black clay for soil. These vineyards are down the hill from the town of Avola, and it is here where Nero d’Avola originated
Winemaking: Long maceration on skins in stainless steel, wild ferment, native yeast. Aged for 2 years in 255L and 500L barrels and 1+ year in bottle

Color: Ruby red, with intense, deep violet reflections
Nose: Aroma of tart wild berry, chalky mineral, wild herbs, citrus, blackberry
Palate: Soft with high acid on the palate with fruity notes

About the Winery:
Established in 1996 by Vito Catania, Gulfi is founded on the principles of nurturing traditional vineyards with organic viticulture and vinifying in a non-intrusive way. Catania, with the guidance of the legendary Salvo Foti, has carefully selected vineyards around Pachino and Val di Noto, in Sicily’s extreme South East – the finest terroir for Nero d’Avola – to highlight the diversity of the site and the pedigree of variety.

Gulfi focuses primarily on Sicily’s emblematic grape, Nero d’Avola, and through it, articulates the territorial differences of their vineyards with an extensive range of ‘cru’ wines. From the pulpy and juicy Rossojbleo to the darkly nuanced Nerobuffaleffj, Gulfi captures Nero d’Avola in all its moods. In Addition to Nero d’Avola in purezza, they also produce the classic DOCG of Cerasuolo di Vittoria, and two whites, ‘Valcanzjria’, employing Chardonnay, Carricante and Albanello, and ‘Carricantji’, which is predominantly Carricante with a little Albanello.