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Controdanza

Noto D.O.C.

85% Nero d’Avola, 15% Merlot

Controdanza, from “country dance”, is a traditional rural dance where partners move gracefully together and then in opposition to each other. Thus we imagined an association of Nero d’Avola and a small amount of Merlot, both cultivated in Noto’s white soil. An unconventional combination, balanced between harmony and contrast.

Awards

2012 Wine Enthusiast 92
James Suckling 92
Wine Advocate Robert Parker 88

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Altimetry

40/70

Above sea level

01

Climate

21°Average temperature

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Farming system

Spurred cordon

Planting density

5.000 vines per hectare

Now

27.47°C

Cloudiness 20%
Humidity 65%
Wind 8.2mh ↘

First Vintage

2012

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  • 2012
  • 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.
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Time of Harvest

15

september

vinificazione

Vinification

Destalking followed by 14 days lying on the skins; fermentation at 25⁰C, after racking malolactic fermentation in stainless steel

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Alcohol Content

13,5%vol.

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Aging Capacity

To drink at once or allow to age for 8-10 years

Tasting Notes
  • Eyes
  • Nose
  • Mouth
Purple purplish.
Typical notes of Nero d’Avola from the Noto area like mulberry and plum together with bay, incense and balsamic notes being balanced and made lively by the addition of a vibrant Merlot produced on the same calcareous soils.
Harmonic acidity and soft tannins are characterising the palate.
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