Il Censo 2015 '700' Nero d'Avola
Item Number: 15552
Sub Region: Sicily
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Nero d'Avola
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Sandy and iron-rich clay topsoil, volcanic bedrock
Elevation: 700 meters
Gaetano and Nicoletta Gargano met Giampiero Bea over 25 years ago, and not long after elected to revive Nicoletta’s family farm in central Sicily. In addition to site-specific legumes and grains, the couple planted massale selections of Perricone, Cataratto, Nero d’Avola and more. The Bea family remains in close contact to consult with farming and winemaking.
Vineyard Notes: Vines were planted in 2012 at 700 meters, thus the name. Farming is certified organic as of 2014, with biodynamic practices. Harvest is manual.
Winemaking Notes: Il Censo 700 Nero d'Avola spontaneously ferments and ages in stainless steel without temperature control. It rests on its fine lees until bottling without fining or filtering. A small addition of sulfites is used when necessary during aging and at bottling.