After accumulating generations of grape-growing expertise, the Morgante family started bottling their own wine under the guidance of Riccardo Cotarella in the mid-1990s. Situated in the western reaches of Sicily, where Nero d’Avola reaches optimal ripeness levels, Morgante has crafted this beautiful 100% estate-grown Nero d'Avola wine.
About the Vineyard
The vines that source Morgante's Nero d'Avola DOC are grown at high elevation (1,476 - 1,804 feet above seal level). Here, in the southern reaches of westsern Sicily, the landscape is arid and rolling. However, Morgante's position within reach of cool coastal breezes ensures healthy and optimal ripening conditions.
The 15 days of fermentation in temperature-controlled steel tanks allow for full, yet gentle, extraction of tannin and color while maintaining emphasis on the softness of Nero d'Avola.
This wine shows aromas of ripe black cherries and blackberries accompanied by hints of vanilla, peppery spice, and smoke. On the palate, abundant flavors of ripe fruit and exotic spices are balanced by a pleasing acidity and silky tannins.
Enjoy with simply seasoned grilled meats and vegetables, alongside legume-based stews and with flavorful seafood preparations such as Zuppa di Pesce.