This Nero d’Avola Riserva, named after the estate’s owner Don Antonio, is made entirely from the finest Nero d’Avola grapes from the oldest estate vineyards. These vineyards were planted in 1970 and 1975 at 1,500/1,600 feet above sea level and produce only 1.6 tons per acre. The juice macerates with the skins for 20-22 days. After fermentation, the wine is matured in new Allier barriques for 12 months and in bottle for six months.
Don Antonio is a rich wine that offers voluptuous aromas of ripe black cherry, raspberry, black plum, and wild flowers, followed by spicy notes of chocolate, black pepper and cinnamon. It is a silky yet muscular red, with a lush fruit texture beautifully
Don Antonio is a great match with hearty fare such as roasted or grilled pork chops, roast beef, barbecued ribs and medium-aged cheeses.