Gulfi Neromaccarj Nero d’Avola 2003 / 2016

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 bush vines are over 30-35 years old, offering naturally low grape yields below 5 tons per hectare; vine density up to 7.000 plants per hectare (organic dry-farming, no irrigation). The soil is a mix of limestone (bedrock) and compact clayey topsoil rich in calcium and mineral nutrients
Winemaking: Harvesting is done in the second half of September and almost immediately vinified by a long maceration with the skins. Then the wine is poured into a small 225-liter oak barrels and aged for 18 months. The wine is stored for several months in the bottle before release

Color: Intense ruby red with violet hints
Nose: Complex, strong, characteristic, red fruits, blackberry and notes of vanilla
Palate: Full fruity flavour, balanced, great structure and lingering on the palate

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.