Villa Pozzi Nero d'Avola
Intense, inky red; seductively reveals a gorgeous perfume of blackberry liqueur, white flowers, vanilla, and a hint of figs. On the palate, this wine is opulent,
full-bodied, and viscous, with a great intensity, superb purity, and a layered,
seamless personality that would convince most tasters that this is New World personified. Perfect accompanyment to hearty stews and roasted lamb and beef.
$20.00 / Bottle $240.00 / Case
Daniele Pozzi, a fourth-generation winemaker, is director of Villa Pozzi winery. Villa Pozzi's vineyards are located in the hills surrounding Marsala, Salemi and Mazzara del Vallo, in the western part of Sicily. These vineyards are ideally situated at 1300 feet above sea level. The soil is clay with extremely good water retention. Vines are planted espalier and they are kept shorter than usual in order to protect them from the wind.
The grapes for this wine were hand-picked in the early morning and late evening at peak ripeness. After harvesting, the fruit was quickly brought to the winery in Marsala. The fruit is sorted and gently pressed. The combination of juice and skins is refrigerated at 62°F and then sent to fermentation vats. A long period of maceration was undertaken, lasting 15-20 days. The wine is finished with 20% of the product aging in oak barrels and the remaining 80% in stainless steel vats.