Estate: 4th generation grape grower Antonio Morgante, along with his sons, Carmelo and Giovanni, established The Morgante winery. The family has grown grapes for hundreds of years, but it was only in 1994 that they began to vinify their grapes themselves. The 500 acre estate is located in Grotte, a small town near the southwestern coast and the famous Valley of the Temples in Sicily. Currently there are150 acres of vineyards, the rest of the land is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the indigenous plant and animal life.
Philosophy: The “pursuit of excellence”, along with commitment to “social responsibility and sustainability”.
Winemaking: Renowned oenologist Riccardo Cotarella heads the winemaking at the estate. Nero d’Avola grapes are sourced from the 25 acre Contrada Racalmare vineyard. The soil is a mix of calcareous and clay. Fermented [off the skins to produce a white wine] and aged for 4-5 months in stainless steel tanks.
Tasting Notes: Pale gold in colour with aromas of lemon, honey and minerals. Zippy acidity highlights creamy lemon flavours that melt into an almond, lemon zest and clean mineral finish. Sunny and refreshing, with a bit more heft then the typical white wine, well worth seeking out.
100% Nero d’Avola
Bottled by Morgante S.R.L. Società Agricola