Gulfi Rossojbleo Nero d’Avola 2019

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: Gulfi Rossojbleo is made with vines grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilisers or herbicides in the vineyard. Planted on calcareous clay soil 450 metres above sea level, at a density of 8,900 vines per hectare
Winemaking: Once the grape reaches the winery, Gulfi Rossojbleo is vinified in stainless steel tanks with a short maceration at a controlled temperature. It then ages for 8 months. After bottling, it rests in the winery for a year before being sold

Color: Bright ruby
Nose: Seductive aroma revealing tones of red berries, flowers, cinnamon and minerals
Palate: Juicy, spicy and fresh, with rich tones of ripe dark fruit, lively acidity and sweetness. Long fruity and floral aftertaste

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.