Nero d'Avola Passivento from the recognized Sicilian producer Barone Montalto. The winery produces authentic modern style wines. This wine is made from partially dried grapes giving a beautiful fullbody, round and fruity red wine made from the great Nero d’Avola grape.
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|Classification||Terre Siciliane I.G.T.|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Maturation||In French oak barrels for about 4 months|
|Bouquet||Opulent nose of candied figs and ripe fruit.|
|Taste||Full bodied, balanced, fine roundness and persistence.|
|Pairs with||It particularly suits fatty and tasty dishes. It goes well with foie gras patè , salami and delicatessen meats. Serve at 18-20 C.|
The Nero d’Avola vines for the Nero d'Avola Passivento red wine grow in Barone Montalto ‘s vineyards outside Marsala in western Sicily at an altitude of 350 m.
The raisining of the fruit begins on the vine and is completed in special fruit drying cellars, where accurately regulated ventilation levels ensure that grapes achieve the perfect level of dehydration before pressing. After the drying process the grapes were sorted and destalked followed by fermentation on the skins for 12-15 days in stainless steel tanks. The wine was matured for 4 months in French oak barrels. Following bottling the wine was refined for a couple of months in the bottles.
Colour: Red wine, dark and intense.
Longevity 5-10 years.