2017 Carlo Pellegrino Nero D’Avola Gazzerotta DOC

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Year 2017

Denomination Rosso IGT

Producer Carlo Pellegrino
Region Italy, Sicily, Mazara del Vallo

Variety Nero D'Avola in purezza
Alcohol 13.5%

Size 750ml

Serving temperature 18/19°C

Type Red

Pairing with first courses based on meat and mushroom sauces and second courses based on game and pork

Color intense red with garnet reflections

Perfume complex and persistent aromas of red fruits, plum, morello cherry and violet

Taste soft and structured, with pleasant notes of red fruits and dried plums and slight hints of rosemary

Vinification Harvest period starting from the second decade of September. Long maceration at a controlled temperature until the alcoholic fermentation is complete. Refine at least 24 months in steel tanks and barrique.

Terroir

Soil characterized by a clayey matrix rich in minerals

Altitude 20m above sea level

Climate area subjected to water stress, it also risks high thermal maximums due to the distance from the sea

Since 1880 they have cultivated the best Sicilian grapes, and today we represent a reality of great tradition and experience on the island. Over the last 135 years they have acquired a deep knowledge of the territory, of the methods of cultivation of native vines and of the best techniques of vinification of the grapes.

The Pellegrino family has always personally overseen the activities in the vineyard and in the winery, and the family is still today, having reached the seventh generation, involved daily in the management of the company. A long family history made up of respect, care, love and dedication, of values handed down from father to son, which today make it one of the greatest families of Sicilian wine.

The Pellegrino vineyards are located in the westernmost part of Sicily, which is characterized by a great variety of microclimates. The territory boasts the highest vine-covered area in Italy as it is considered the most suitable area of the island for grape growing. Here in fact the intense light, the dry climate, the fresh soils, the winds coming from the south and the strong atmospheric temperature range, create the ideal conditions for the production of quality wines.