Morgante Nero d'Avola 2019

After accumulating generations of grape-growing expertise, the Morgante family started bottling their own wine under the guidance of Riccardo Cotarella in the mid-1990s. Situated in the western reaches of Sicily, where Nero d’Avola reaches optimal ripeness levels, Morgante has crafted this beautiful 100% estate-grown Nero d'Avola wine. 

About the Vineyard

The vines that source Morgante's Nero d'Avola DOC are grown at high elevation (1,476 - 1,804 feet above seal level). Here, in the southern reaches of westsern Sicily, the landscape is arid and rolling. However, Morgante's position within reach of cool coastal breezes ensures healthy and optimal ripening conditions. 

Wine Production

The 15 days of fermentation in temperature-controlled steel tanks allow for full, yet gentle, extraction of tannin and color while maintaining emphasis on the softness of Nero d'Avola.

Tasting Notes

This wine shows aromas of ripe black cherries and blackberries accompanied by hints of vanilla, peppery spice, and smoke.  On the palate, abundant flavors of ripe fruit and exotic spices are balanced by a pleasing acidity and silky tannins.

Food Pairing

Enjoy with simply seasoned grilled meats and vegetables, alongside legume-based stews and with flavorful seafood preparations such as Zuppa di Pesce.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Sicilia DOC
Vineyard name
Contrada Racalmare
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
1,476-1,804 feet
Average Vine Age
18 years
Yield/acre
9 tons
Exposure
Various
Total SO2
53
Year vineyard planted
1999
Harvest time
First half of September
First vintage of this wine
1998
Bottles produced of this wine
250,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Nero d'Avola
Prefermentation Technique
Cold maceration
Time on its skins
15 Days
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Two years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15 Days days
Fermentation temperature
77-82 °F °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers and Aeration
Maceration length
15 days
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
4 months
Size of aging container
225 lt
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
4 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.5 %
Residual sugar
1.3 g/L
Acidity
5.84 g/L
Dry extract
33.1 g/L

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