LA ZONA Nero d'Avola 2021
COLOUR: Dark crimson colour of moderate intensity.
AROMA: Red cherry, plum fruits and herbal lift of Thai basil and white pepper.
PALATE: Red fruit flavours, bright acidity, and medium-bodied palate. Fine tannins give the palate a dry, textured finish.
“Grapes are harvested cool then crushed into an open red fermenter to allow the must to soak for two days before the yeast is added. Fermentation is allowed to proceed slowly, with the temperature rising gradually until dry. The wine is then drained and gently pressed to barrels (30% new) to allow for malolactic fermentation, then racked into older barrels for up to 12-months maturation before being blended and prepared for bottling.” Warren Proft, winemaker
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