Controdanza, from ‘country dance’, is a traditional rural dance where the dancers move elegantly in a pattern of opposition and agreement. This is what we thought of when combining Nero d’Avola and a small amount of Merlot, cultivated in the white lands of Noto. It is not a conventional blend, with everything based on contrast rather than similarity. It was created as a classic ‘second wine’ from the vines that do not attain the achievements of Santa Cecilia, even though they grow in the valleys surrounding the Buonivini winery. These are the lowest areas of the valleys, where the fruit wins over the typical balsamicity of Nero d’Avola on Noto’s lime soils.
Territories & Wineries
Above sea level
5.000 vines per hectare
A memorable harvest for Nero d’Avola. Structure, balance, bright colors and exuberant nose accompanied by high alcohol, all perfectly balanced. We are more than satisfied with both wineries and we expect unique Cerasuolo and Santa Cecilia wines. The reasons for the superior quality can be traced back to the ideally dry and cool September, perfect for Nero d'Avola.
Time of Harvest
Destalking followed by 14 days lying on the skins; fermentation at 25⁰C, after racking malolactic fermentation in stainless steel
To drink at once or allow to age for 8-10 years