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Alessandro Viola Note di Rosso

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Sicily, Italy
Viticulture: Organic and Biodynamic
Grape varieties: Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, & Perricone

Alessandro Viola Note di Rosso is a perfect Sicilian sipper, with gorgeous summer strawberries, fresh herbal aromas, and a black licorice background.

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About Alessandro Viola Note di Rosso

Alessandro Viola Note di Rosso is a perfect Sicilian sipper, with gorgeous summer strawberries, fresh herbal aromas, and a black licorice background. Pizza, pasta, grilled meats,… even your favorite vegan fake meat. All will go with this easy drinker.

About Alessandro Viola

Alessandro Viola winery is a small of 7 hectares vineyard planted with grapes Grillo, Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, and Catarratto located in Pietra district Rinosa located in Alcamo, the rest on Mount Bonifitato, the mountain overlooking the city of Alcamo. Alexander, a winemaker with national and European experience, cares about all stages, from the agricultural management of the vineyard to the wine-making operations of the grapes being himself a degree in viticulture and oenology. The company philosophy is very simple, build wine using only grapes ingredient, this isn’t due to purely ethical reasons but for a conviction gained over the years that realize pure wine is not only possible but that the result is better. The same approach in agriculture, or making independent the land from fertilizers and herbicides relies on the natural fertility of the soil capable of renewal on the condition that the man does not disturb the balance.

“In wine, there is a perfect chemical balance, only nature can go that far, who are we to do better than nature?” – Alessandro Viola

About Nero d’Avola

Nero d’Avola is one of the success stories of Sicily, riding on the wave of the southern Italian island’s recent global attention. It is found everywhere, from commercial single-varietal wines in pizza franchises to cult, minimal-intervention, and small-scale winemakers gracing the shelves in trendy wine shops.

Depending on production methods, Nero d’Avola can be made into dense and dark wine that is stored in oak barrels and suitable for aging, or young and fresh wines. Younger wines show plum and juicy, red-fruit flavors, while more complex examples offer chocolate and dark raspberry flavors. Nero d’Avola typically has high tannins, medium acid, and a strong body. However, it can also be very smooth if grown at higher elevations where cooler temperatures restrict alcohol levels.

About Nerello Mascalese

Nerello Mascalese is a highly regarded, dark-skinned grape variety that grows most commonly on the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. Its wines, which have had a rapid upsurge in popularity in the last decade, have a tendency to reflect their surroundings, giving taut, fresh red wines with fruity, herbaceous flavors, excellent minerality, and an earthy nuance. Nerello Mascalese wines often have a perfume reminiscent of those of the noble wines of Barolo and Burgundy.

About Perricone

Perricone is a little-cultivated red wine grape variety grown in western Sicily. It is most commonly used in blends with the island’s dominant grape, Nero d’Avola, where it offers up texture and a deep pigment. Perricone is permitted in a handful of Sicilian DOC titles, including Eloro, Contea di Sclafani, and Monreale. In practice, however, varietal Perricone wines are usually labeled under the island’s IGT title.

Despite bearing no relation, Perricone is often described as being quite similar to Barbera, with high acidity and characteristics of red berries, earth, and herbs. However, Perricone has strong, noticeable tannins that can accentuate the bitterness many people find on the palate of these wines.

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