2020 – Nero d’Avola 100%
Sicilia Denominazione di Origine Controllata
Lu Patri is the Nero d’Avola conceived
in the spring of 2000, in six hectares
of Baglio del Cristo di Campobello vineyards
and fathered by the offspring
of its mother-earth.
Purity and sublimation.Labor’s reward.
Grapes harvested between the last decade
of September and the first of October 2020.
No. of bottles produced: 17.329
Released: May 2023
Hilly terrain, deep soil, mixed calcareous and chalky between 230 and 270 meters above sea level.
Plants per hectare: 5.000
Yield per hectare: 80 ql
Alcohol content: 14,50% vol
Total acidity: 5,50 g/l
pH: 3,50- Dry extract: 32,00 g/l
Serving temperature: 16 – 18°C
Hand harvesting in small crates. After further selection, the bunches are de-stemmed then lightly crushed. Pumping over the must at regular intervals guarantees optimum extraction of the substances in the skins. Maceration for c. 18 days in temperature controlled conditions. Fourteen months in 225-liter French oak barrels (Nevers, Tronçais, Allier), one-third new, and a minimum of twelve months in bottle
“Deep ruby color. Balsamic notes, together with aromatic herbs, blackberries and sour cherries. Round and smooth, with elegant tannins and lots of flavor. Warm and complex character, caressing and spicy, with and underlay of elegant, licorice-coated tannins. This wine can be cellared over 10 years.”