La Bollina Josue Terre Siciliane Nero d’Avola Merlot 2018

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Grape Variety: Nero d’Avola, Merlot

Climate: Warm Mediterranean climate, tons of sunshine, and lots of heat
Winemaking: Aged for 9 months in the best French oak barrels

Color: Dark red, slightly purple on the rim
Nose: Silky, ripe fruit aromas of black currants, and blueberries and soft spicy aromas of herbs and vanilla notes
Palate: Rich with dark plum, blackberry, blueberry and savoury herb flavours matched with food-friendly acidity. Fresh and balanced with rich tannins

About the Winery:
La Bollina Winery is located in Serravalle Scrivia AL, Italy. A municipality in the province of Alessandria in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 62 miles southeast of Turin and about 16 miles southeast of Alessandria.

This historical territory, which specializes in DOCG Gavi, was for centuries the residence of the Marchioness Figari of Genova. A 120 ha winery, surrounded by hills and chestnut forests is the location where magnificent wines are made.

Besides having 28 ha of cultivated vineyards, and an excellent and well-equipped cellar, in La Bollina you can find luxury accommodation for guests: An “Art Nouveau” style villa, a modern 4-star hotel and a 9-hole golf course that expands throughout the vineyards.

The Bollina winery is completely renovated and has some of the most advanced techniques, systems and instruments in modern winemaking.

Andrea Bernardini is a passionate consultant winemaker who has hit numerous home runs. He graduated from Pisa, one of the best schools of oenology in Italy, in 2007. He earned his chops at Poggio Bonelli and Ruffino in Tuscany and trained in South Africa, Romania and Greece. After several years of experience, he is now a flying winemaker blending tradition and modern techniques to obtain high-quality wines with respect to the expression of the different grapes and terroir in which he works.