Gulfi Nerojbleo Nero d’Avola 2020

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 grapes come from the Nero d’Avola vineyards located in the countryside of Chiaramonte Gulfi and Ragoleti, located at an altitude of approximately 500 meters above sea level. The vines are trained with the traditional sapling method, on calcareous soils with the presence of red clays rich in ferrous minerals
Winemaking: The harvest takes place towards the end of September and the grapes are sent to fermentation with classic maceration on the skins. The wine matures for 12 months in French oak barriques and tonneaux and refines for about a year in the bottle before being released

Color: Intense ruby ​​red
Nose: Varied hints of black cherry, cassis and violet, pleasant spicy notes
Palate: Warm and soft, elegant and enveloping, with a good tannic texture

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.