The districts around Noto (above all Buonivini) and Pachino in the south of the province of Siracusa are reputed for the quality of their Nero d'Avola wines. This variety was grafted onto older Semillon rootstocks in 2011. These roots give a fruit intensity usually only found with older vines. The elevated west aspect vineyard, with its red brown earth over calcareous clay subsoil, produces great Shiraz grapes on this site.
The winter was wet. The Growing Season was warm and dry in October and December and early February rains saved the day. Temperatures were above average and the Nero really loved the heat. Very low yields and good fruit concentration resulted.
Bright cherry red with purple hue. The nose is distinctly briary and fruity, strongly reminiscent of cranberries. On the palate, this wine is bright with good acidity, rounded, warm and medium weight with soft berry and spice flavours which linger on the palate.