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Il Moro


Il Moro D.O.C Sicilia Nero d’Avola

Produced in: C. da Bidini – Acate (RG) – eastern Sicily
Appellation: IGT Sicilia Rosso, from 2012 Il Moro D.O.C. Sicilia Nero d’Avola
Grape Variety: 100% Nero d’Avola
Methods of growth: Espaliers and cord, 5.000 plants/hectare
Production per hectare: 5800 kg
Harvest period: The second half of September
Aging process: Wood and steel vats and bottle-aged for at least 9-12 months
Alcohol level: 13.5%
Color: Intense ruby red
Aroma: Cherry and raspberry fruity and a spicy background, nicely balanced
Flavor: Full, warm and elegant, very persistent, with typical austere, but polite, tannins
Best paired with: Meat dishes, Nebrodi suckling pig, game meats and roasts, grilled meats and filets. Highly recommended with aged D.O.P. ragusano cheese.
Serve at: 16°-18º C


BLACK SOIL: this red wine is Valle dell’Acate’s crown jewel, and has earned Italy’s vaunted DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) status. Black land These vineyards are located roughly 120 meters above sea level, where the earth is extremely dark, almost black in color. Soil has a medium density tending towards compact, with a fair proportion of small, dark stones. These vines are roughly 20 years old, and produce a Nero d’Avola wine called Il Moro, which is well- structured and marked by strong hints of small red fruits like blackberries, raspberries and black cherries, as well as dark chocolate tannins that are at once powerful and enjoyable.

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