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Feudo Montoni - Nero d'Avola Vrucara Prephylloxera Sicilia DOC 2015


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Producer Feudo Montoni
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Varietal Nero d'Avola
Vintage 2015
Sku 210000013024
Size 750ml

A bright ruby red color, Vrucara is intense and persistent on the nose with earthy aromas, notes of red plum and dark berries, which are in harmony with notes of rose petal, vanilla, balsamic, eucalyptus and licorice. Soft and velvety on the palate, with a delicate acidity and well-balanced and soft tannins. Vrucara has a prolonged aromatic persistence on the finish.


Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points

"Made with organically farmed Nero d'Avola, this offers compelling aromas of mature dark-skinned berry, new leather and underbrush. The savory, structured palate delivers ripe black cherry, star anise and crushed mint set alongside lithe, polished tannin's and fresh acidity. Enjoy through 2025."

Vintage, Vinification & Technical Information

Vintage Report: The 2015 vintage was characterized by a very cold, snow-filled winter and a cool and rainy spring, compared with seasonal averages. The summer was marked with ample sunlight and heat during the daytime and very cool evenings, allowing the vines to mature steadily while keeping the acidity high. Light rains in early August were welcome after a dry June and July. The overall production was solid, with good quantities and high quality, marking the wine with balanced acidity, aromatics and delicate tannins. The Nero d’Avola Vrucara grapes were harvested in late October.

Fermentation: 100% in cement containers with a long maceration of 25 days on the skins. The pressing is made in an old wood press. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation takes place in cement.

Aging: 45 months in cement, 6 months in barrels, 6 months in the bottle.

Varietal Composition: 100% Nero d'Avola

Alcohol: 14%

Winery Profile

About the Winery: Feudo Montoni has been producing top-quality wines on its historic grounds since 1469, and is currently overseen by Fabio Sireci, the third generation of a family dedicated to producing the most refined expressions of this long-cultivated terroir. Rosario Sireci purchased the Feudo Montoni estate in the late 1800s upon discovering a wealth of ancient vines and passed down the property and closely held “secret knowledge” to his son and grandson. “Our wines are manipulated as little as possible by human intervention,” says Fabio Sireci of his family’s methods, which employ the “cru concept” of bottling a wine from the best grapes in a single vineyard. Feudo Montoni’s pre-phylloxera vineyard, for example, is planted with native Nero d’Avola clones.

Today, the certified organic winery produces many of Italy’s most celebrated 100% indigenous varietals—Perricone, Nerello Mascalese, Catarratto, Grillo, Inzolia and Passito—in addition to the purest expression of Nero d’Avola.

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