sicily

Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Vinification: Long-lasting maceration over the skins and slow controlled temperature fermentation. Sharpening in oak tonneau-barriques and afterwards in bottle.

Tasting Characteristics: The Cabernet Sauvignon expresses the best of its personality to celebrate both the French homeland and the adoptive land of Sicily. This bodied wine is pleasantly matched with dishes based on meat and well aged cheese.

Producer: Azzolino

Website: http://www.azzolinowinery.com/


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Chardonnay

Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Alcohol Content: 13%

Vinification: The grapes are soft pressed then controlled temperature fermation then aged 10 months in French Oak barriques. The wine then ages in the bottle for an additional 6 months.

Tasting Characteristics: Golden yellow color. Intense and complex scent with deep fruity and flowered notes. The wine has elegant structure, harmony and long aromatic persistence.
Food Pairings: Sea-food, first plates with strong aromatic intensity, oily fish, boiled meats and herb-spiced cheeses.

Producer: Azzolino

Website: http://www.azzolinowinery.com/


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Merlot

Grape Variety: Merlot

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Vinification: Cold pre-fermentation maceration and slow fermentation under the skin and partly in French barriques. Sharpening in steel and subsequentely in bottle.

Tasting Characteristics: It is balanced, medium bodied and full of rich and juicy fruit flavors. The warm Sicilian sun and fresh night breezes across the island provide the perfect climate for growing Merlot grapes with bright fruit aromas and soft, mature tannins.

Producer: Azzolino

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Nero d'Avola DOC "Notturno"

Grape Variety: Nero d'Avola

Alcohol Content: 14%

Vinification: Short low temperature maceration and then a long fermentation. Aged in steel, then French Oak barriques and then another 6 months in bottle.

Tasting Characteristics: Ruby-red color. Intense and persistent scent of mature black fruits and spices. In mouth it is balanced, tannic and persistent.

Producer: Azzolino

Website: http://www.azzolinowinery.com/


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