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  • Extraordinary value from one the most famous producers in Sicily.
  • Nero d'Avola is known as Sicilian Shiraz & works amazingly well with food.
  • Made by Alberto Antonini who was named in the TOP 5 best winemakers in the world by Decanter Magazine.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Purple-Red
Nose Notes of violet, cherry and plum with a dusting of white pepper.
Palate Captivating, with soft tannins and an elegant finish.
Food Pairing Roast veal with charred vegetables.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes Extraordinary value from one the most famous producers in Sicily. Nero d'Avola is known as Sicilian Shiraz & works amazingly well with food. Made by Alberto Antonini who was named in the TOP 5 best winemakers in the world by Decanter Magazine.
Variety Nero d'Avola
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2017
Region Sicily
Country Italy
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
The Borgo Selene wines are made and blended by Alberto Antonini at the Curatolo Arini family winery. The name 'Borgo Selene' derives from the Greek goddess of the Moon, illustrating the influence that the Greeks, who brought the vine to Sicily, have had on the Mediterranean sea's largest island.

The white, a blend of the native varieties Catarratto and Inzolia, is lifted, fresh and generous, while the red, from Nero d'Avola and Nerello Mascalese, has surprising depth at this price.
Sicily
According to Greek legend, the god of wine Dionysus was the first to have planted a vineyard in Sicily; kick-starting the viticulture of the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It's one of the biggest wine producing regions in Italy with Veneto and Emilio Romagna the only two Italian regions that produce more. In all, the island has an impressive 134,000 hectares under vine although this area is shrinking year by year. This region produces a wide range of wines, both table and dessert wines and the grapes most famously grown there are the Nero d’Avola and Catorrato varietals. Nerello Mascalese is used to make the Etna Rosso DOC wine from the volcanic Mt Etna and Frappato is a the main grape of the Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG.

Sicily is blessed with the most favorable climate. The summers are hot and it hardly rains, and the winters are not that cold and frost is rare. The Mediterranean climate is ideal for growing wine grapes as the coastal winds drying out grapes overnight. Because of the warm and relatively dry climate, there are less risk of rot and mildew among the grapes, so chemical sprays are rarely used. The soil of Sicily is rocky and enriched with minerals that absorb the heat during the day and release it at night, which helps the grape vines maintain an even temperature while the air around it gets cooler.

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