Feudi di Santa Tresa Purato Nero d’Avola 2011

 

My sister had picked up Feudi di Santa Tresa Purato Nero d’Avola 2011 because she knows how much I adore Nero d’Avola. She liked the ladybug and that the label was packed with all kinds of environmentally friendly facts, such as it was produced from a sustainable ecosystem. Feudo di Santa Tresa estate is owned by Stefano Girelli and consists of about 50 hectares of vineyards. Promoting an organic, sustainable ecosystem, the estate focuses their “attention on nature, in order to emphasise its qualities, rather than exploiting or modifying it”.  The family grown grapes are cultivated using simple, time honoured methods such as cover crops and natural herbicides. Even their packaging is recycled and free of chemicals, right down to the vegetable based ink on the label.

Garnet with ruby highlights, aromas of juicy cherry, dried wildflowers and gamey earth swirled about in the glass. Bright fruit flavours of strawberry, cherry and raspberry were supported by black tea tannins in the medium body. Spicy black pepper and rich earthy elements comprised the moderate finish.  Silky smooth, well balanced, this is a wonderfully easy drinking glass fantastic for the table but that can also stand on its own.

100% Nero d’Avola
Sicily
Italy
Bottled by C.F.M. e C.S. p.a.
13.5% Alcohol
$12
Enjoy now thru 2015

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