Nero d'Avola "Sosta Tre Santi" NICOSIA
The Sosta Tre Santi Nero d’Avola is the Cru of the Contrada Bonicontro estate in Vittoria. It born from a blend with a little percentage of Syrah grapes. The careful selection of the grapes, the slow maceration and the log aging time make this wine a real structured one with a rich and remarkable aroma. The blend used is 85% Nero d’Avola and 15% Syrah. The cultivation soil is sandy and the cultivation method is the trellised with cordon spur pruning. The sandy soils of the cultivation are located at 200-250 meters above the sea level. The picking takes place in September and it is manual. The cold maceration lasts 24 hours and it follows the fermentation on peels for 3 weeks at 22°C. The aging takes place in French oak barrels for 12 months and 12 months in bottle.
Characteristics of the Sosta Tre Santi Nero D’avola wine
It has a ruby red color with garnet reflections. The smell is rich, spicy and fruity with jam and balsamic hints. The taste is velvety, bodied, balanced and persistent.
Suggested pairings with this red wine of the Nicosia winery
This Sicilian wine is perfect with red meats, roasted game, cold cuts and aged cheeses. It must be served at 16-18°C and it has a proof of 14%.