Controdanza

Controdanza

Noto D.O.C.

85% Nero d’Avola, 15% Merlot

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.

Awards

2020 James Suckling 90
2018 Vinous 90
WinesCritic.com 90
2017 James Suckling 91
Wine Spectator 90
2016 James Suckling 92
Wine Enthusiast 90
Wine Spectator 90

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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

16.72°C

Cloudiness 100%
Humidity 58%
Wind 7.61mh ↖

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

Controdanza
07_new-2

Alcohol Content

13,5%vol.

05

Aging Capacity

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

Tasting Notes
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  • Mouth 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.
abbinamenti
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menfi

Planeta Sito dell'Ulmo Merlot Menfi Doc sa
Sito dell’Ulmo Merlot
Sicilia D.O.C.
100% Merlot
chardonnay
Chardonnay
Sicilia Menfi D.O.C.
100% Chardonnay
cometa
Cometa
Sicilia Menfi D.O.C.
100% Fiano
Burdese-menfi-doc-SA
Burdese
Sicilia DOC
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc
Planeta-Maroccoli-sa
Maroccoli
Sicilia Menfi D.O.C.
100% Syrah
Plumbago
Plumbago
Menfi D.O.C.
100% Nero d’Avola
Alastro-senza-annata
Alastro
Menfi D.O.C.
85% Grecanico, 15% Sauvignon Blanc
Terebinto-menfi-doc
Terebinto
Menfi D.O.C.
100% Grillo
La_segreta_bianco
La Segreta Bianco
Sicilia D.O.C.
40% Grecanico, 20% Chardonnay, 20% Grillo, 20% other varieties
La_segreta_rosso
La Segreta Rosso
Sicilia D.O.C.
50% Nero d’Avola 25% Merlot 20% Syrah 5% Cabernet Franc
Rosè 2016_sa
Rosé
Sicilia D.O.C.
50% Nero d’Avola 50% Syrah
lamistanza
L’Amistanza
Sicilia D.O.C.
50% Fiano, 50% Grecanico

vittoria

Frappato
Frappato
Vittoria D.O.C.
100% Frappato
Dorilli
Dorilli
Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico D.O.C.G.
70% Nero d’Avola 30% Frappato
Cerasuolo di Vittoria
Cerasuolo di Vittoria
Cerasuolo di Vittoria D.O.C.G.
60% Nero d’Avola 40% Frappato

noto

Planeta Santa Cecilia
Santa Cecilia
Noto D.O.C.
100% Nero d’Avola
allemanda
Allemanda
Sicilia Noto D.O.C.
100% Moscato Bianco
Planeta_Passito di Noto sa
Passito di Noto
Sicilia Noto D.O.C.
100% Moscato Bianco
Controdanza
Controdanza
Noto D.O.C.
85% Nero d’Avola, 15% Merlot

etna

Eruzione-1614-Nerello-Mascalese
Eruzione 1614 Nerello Mascalese
Sicilia D.O.C.
100% Nerello Mascalese
Eruzione-1614-Pinot-Nero-sa
Eruzione 1614 Pinot Nero
Terre Siciliane I.G.T.
100% Pinot Nero
Planeta-Brut-Metodo-Classico
Brut Metodo Classico
Sicilia D.O.C.
100% Carricante
Planeta Eruzione_ Riesling
Eruzione 1614 Riesling
Terre Siciliane I.G.T.
100% Riesling Renano
Eruzione-1614-Carricante
Eruzione 1614 Carricante
Sicilia D.O.C.
100% Carricante
Planeta Etna Bianco Doc
Etna Bianco Contrada Taccione
Etna D.O.C.
100% Carricante
Planeta Etna Rosso Doc
Etna Rosso
Etna D.O.C.
100% Nerello Mascalese

capo-milazzo

Planeta - Mamertino 2015 sa
Mamertino
Mamertino D.O.C.
60% Nero d’Avola, 40% Nocera
Nocera
Nocera
Sicilia D.O.C.
100% Nocera

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