We've long been a fan of Di Meno's Catarratto, and we're rather smitten with their lovely new additions to the range, including this Nero d'Avola too. Fresh cut flowers, just turned earth, moss, and a gentle spiciness on the nose leading to a dark chocolate-y palate, liquorice & blueberry with lovely suppleness courtesy of the 30% whole bunches in the fermentation. Goes down extremely easy, making it the perfect bottle to always have at home, and the perfect party wine!
Hailing from the subregion of Alcamo in Western Sicily, the Vesco family have been tending vines, olive groves and wheat in this area for 100 years. Since the early 90s, they've revolutionised their farming and cellar practices, and are today combining traditional techniques with modern technology to resounding success. With nearly 100 hectares under vine, they're known as a trailblazer on the island for organic and sustainable viticulture. Meno means less in Italian, so expect less handling, less intervention and less filtering and SO2, but certainly no less flavour!