Nerojbleo Sicilia DOC BIO
Nerojbleo by Gulfi winery is an organic red wine obtained from the Sicilian grape variety par excellence: Nero d'Avola. This Nero d'Avola has always been cultivated among the gentle hills of Iblei mountains, in the province of Ragusa and Nerojbleo comes from Vigna Coste, the largest vineyard in the municipality of Chiaramonte Gulfi, thanks to its approximately 4 hectares of vines. The grapes are harvested starting from the second half of September and they are vinified with a long maceration of the must on the skins. After malolactic fermentation, the wine refines into 500 and 225 liters of French oak tonneaux, where it remains for at least 1 year. Once bottled, the wine ages in the bottle for the next 2 years, in order to fully express the great potential of Nero d'Avola variety.
Nerojbleo has a deep ruby red colour. The nose is intense, able to best express the characteristics of the vine, with notes of red fruit and hints of vanilla. In the mouth it is generous, velvety and powerful at the same time. The taste is elegant, harmonious, persistent. We suggest serving it at a temperature of 18 °C. It has an excellent aging capacity, becoming more austere and mature after 3-4 years from the harvest.
FOOD MATCHING SUGGESTIONS
Gulfi's Nerojbleo is a Sicilian red wine perfect to pair with red meat, game, aged cheese, as well as vegetable soups with cereals and winter vegetables. Very intriguing when paired with Mediterranean dishes, combining tasty vegetables, herbs and cheese, such as the traditional eggplant Parmigiana.
Naturalness is the principle that has always guided the work of Gulfi winery. This is the same “naturalness” that distinguishes these wines, which are the fruit of traditional and bio-organic winegrowing and non-invasive vinification.The history of Gulfi was born in 1995, when Vito Catania inherited part of the family's lands from his father, giving rise to a pioneering project to enhance Nero d'Avola grape variety and rediscover the prestigious crus of Pachino, in south-eastern Sicily.