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
Elevation: 2,300 feet
As the label implies, this is a project from the extended Bea family, which includes the sisters of Monastero Suore Cistercensi ( Coenobium ). Gaetano and Nicoletta Gargano met Giampiero 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 help with farming
Vineyard Notes: Vines are young, planted at 700 meters, thus the name. Farming is certified organic as of 2014, with biodynamic practices.
Winemaking Notes: Wines are spontaneously fermented and aged in stainless without temperature control. The '700' is bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal sulfur only added at bottling.