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Colomba Bianca Nero d'Avola Rosé Lumari Sicily 2018
£53.58 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - Italy
Region - Sicily
Grape Varieties - Nero d'Avola 100%
Alcohol by volume - 12.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Colomba Bianca
Tasting notes - A full-bodied rosé with pronounced cherry and strawberry aromas combined with an elegant hint of rosewater.
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This full bodied rosé has a pronounced cherry and strawberry aromas combined with a refreshing hint of pink grapefruit.
Established in 1970, Colomba Bianca is the largest Sicilian grower cooperative and the biggest Italian producer of organic wine, with more than 1,800 hectares dedicated to organically farmed vines. Colomba Bianca also has a further 7,500 hectares of vineyard, growing indigenous and international varieties. Despite their size, they engage a philosophy of micro-viticulture and micro-winemaking to ensure the ultimate precision, quality and expression of terroir. The stunning range of single variety and innovative blends are tailor made under the watchful eye of head winemaker Mattia Filippi. Dynamic and passionate, the Cantine is constantly evolving with investments in the vineyards and in the technology of their five specialist wineries. With their sights firmly fixed on the future of Sicilian wine, Colomba Bianca is rapidly becoming one of the leading names in organic winemaking in Italy.
2018 was characterised as a summer of great freshness. Favourable climatic conditions, without extremes, enabled the grapes to reach full maturity and as a result the wines are bright and vibrant.
The Nero d'Avola vines are grown on the hillsides overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Here in these sun-drenched vineyards, the highest standards are attained through the use of innovative technology and the careful process of mapping the terroir according to the weather patterns, harvesting time, soils and vine age. The grapes undergo a sensory analysis and are hand-picked at the optimum maturity levels, according to the terroir and microclimate of the vineyard. They are then harvested into 20 kilogram containers, to prevent the grapes from being prematurely crushed. The vineyards are made up of distinct soil and climate conditions and range from sea-level up to 700 metres above sea level, imparting subtle complexity into the wine.
The grapes were hand-picked at optimum maturity and phenolic ripeness and then macerated on the skins for 12 hours in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. A cool fermentation followed at temperatures of 16 to 18°C for 12 to 15 days, in order to preserve the freshness and aromatic qualities of the Nero d'Avola variety.
A full-bodied rosé with pronounced cherry and strawberry aromas combined with an elegant hint of rosewater.
A delicious apéritif and an excellent match for light salads and fish dishes.
Nero d'Avola 100%
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