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Colomba Bianca Gazzera Nero d'Avola Rose 2016
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £55.20
Country - Italy
Region - Sicily
Grape Varieties - Nero d'Avola 100%
Alcohol by volume - 12%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Colomba Bianca
Tasting notes - Nero d'Avola is Sicily's signature grape and this delicate wine has pronounced cherry and strawberry aromas combined with an elegant hint of rosewater.
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This delicate wine has a pronounced cherry and
strawberry aroma combined with an elegant hint of
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.
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 harvested at the optimum maturity
levels, according to the terroir and microclimate of the vineyard. They are then
harvested into 20kg 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 handpicked 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.
Nero d'Avola is Sicily's signature grape and this delicate wine has pronounced
cherry and strawberry aromas combined with an elegant hint of rosewater.
The perfect aperitif and an excellent match for light salads and fish dishes.
Nero d'Avola 100%
- Bottle Size
- Case Size
- 6 Bottles