Nero d’ Avola Riserva 2013 Caruso e Minini

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cutajaTHE PROVERBIAL “BIG BOY” !

The 2013 Sicilia Nero d’Avola Riserva Cutaja is a broad and opulent red wine that opens to a concentrated and blackish color. Following two years of oak aging, including 18 months in tonneaux made with both French and American oak, this wine pushes Nero d’Avola to the extreme. The wine oozes forth heavy aromas of tar, Teriyaki, jammy fruit, blackberry preserves and rum cake. It offers firm lines and thick layers of chewy consistency. This is the proverbial “big boy.”  90/100 R. Parker

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Description

caruso99VINIFICATION
Careful selection of handpicked grapes. Maceration and
fermentation of the destemmed grapes in stainless steel
tanks at controlled temperature of 25°C for 15-20 days.
Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
AGEING
24 months total, 18 in french and american tonneaux of
500 lt. Final ageing in bottle for 6 months.
WINEMAKER’S NOTES
The vineyards are situated in the surroundings of Mazara
del Vallo, past the gravel bank of the river. This testifies to
the presence of the typical water-rounded stones called
“Cuti”. Thus, the name of this wine is derived from the
originality of its soil which makes it both unique and
special. Complex and intense. Mature red fruits like
currant and prune merged perfectly with herbs and scents
of cocoa. It’s spicy, silky and persistent.
FOOD MATCHING
Rich and powerful wine that goes well with elaborate
dishes such as baked-pasta, grilled game or beef.
TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 14% vol.
LATEST AWARDS
Mundus Vini 2016: gold
Bibenda 2015: 4 grapes
I Vini di Veronelli 2015: 91 points

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