The Di Giovanna Nero d' Avola is a more powerful yet elegant expression of the native Sicilian grape. Thanks to rigorous vineyard work and yields reduced by 50% the wine is very concentrated and flavorful. It expresses the unique terroir of the estate's mountainside vineyards. Hand harvested grapes from are destemmed & crushed, fermentaion and warm maceration for about 20 days on the skins in stainless steel tank. 50% of the Nero d'Avola is aged in second year French oak barrels for 6 months to impart a silky texture and roundness on the pallet. The wine is aged in bottle for 12 months before release. Notes of chocolate covered black cherries and plums followed by a hint of toast and spice. The wine has a silky and pleasant texture while packing a lengthy and powerful punch!