Porta del Vento (Marco Sferlazzo) - "Ishac" Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC 2021 750 ML (13.5% ABV)
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Under the artistry of owner/winemaker Marco Sferlazzo, Porta del Vento is making some of the most exciting, wines in all of Sicily and beyond. Marco is a dedicated winemaker who came to winemaking after a long career as a pharmacist in Camporeal, in the province of Palermo. The vines that would become the Porta Del Vento estate were being tended by a larger, corporate company who decided to pull up aging Perricone and Catarratto vines to plant Merlot or something. Marco found this distasteful and decided to purchase the vines himself and convert all the vineyards to organic and biodynamic agriculture.
Guyot trained vines.
450 meters in altitude, North-South exposure, clay. Very steep and harsh terrain with brutal winds, large diurnal shift.
wild black cherry, plums, classic bouquet, rustic, leather, tobacco, medium to fuller bodied, refined tannic structure, great balance of riper dark fruit with plenty of structure to support it.
region: Camporeale, Sicily, Italy
varietal: Nero d'Avola
farming/cellar: certified biodynamic & certified organic, hand picked, Destemming after cooling.10-12 days maceration. Malolactic fermentation in cement tanks. Aged in large 25hl untoasted oak casks for 12 months + 6 months in bottle. Low so2.