Il Censo 2016 'Njuro' Perricone, Terre Siciliane Rosso IGT

Il Censo 2016 'Njuro' Perricone, Terre Siciliane Rosso IGT

Item Number: 15550

UPC: 0-811644011761

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Sicily
Appellation/AVA: Sicilia IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Perricone
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Sandy and iron-rich clay topsoil, volcanic bedrock

Il Censo Njuro is produced exclusively from the Perricone grape , also known in local dialect as "njuro cane" (the black dog). Vineyards are farmed organically, and grapes are harvested manually, with harvest occurring usually in October. Fermentation occurs over two to three weeks with indigenous yeast and without temperature control. The wine ages in stainless steel tanks on its lees until bottling. The wine is neither fined nor filtered before bottling. A small addition of sulfites is used when necessary during aging and at bottling.

Tasting Notes: Brambly dark fruit, raspberry leaf, fennel, spices, mineral tannins, and charming rusticity


  • Vinous
    Rating: 92 (6/10/2021)

    Deep, rich and autumnal, the 2016 Perricone Njuro mixes exotic brown spice with black currants, clove, licorice and fresh mint. This is velvety in texture yet lifted in feel, with saturating notes of raspberry and tart cherries excited by bracing acidity. Youthfully dense and poised, the Njuro isn’t quite ready to show all of its charms, finishing with grippy tannins under a violet-tinged air of berries and sweet minerals. Choosing between this and the sultry 2015 tasted alongside it is like splitting hairs; ultimately, the 2016 is the long-distance runner of the pair.