Nero d'Avola/Perricone 'Giato Rosso', Centopassi

Type: Red Wine
Style: Juicy & Smooth
Vintage: 2020
Grape Variety: Nero Davola, Perricone
ABV: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
Pasta / Noodles
Red Meat
Wine Notes
Flavours Dried Herbs, Raspberry, Redcurrant
About the wine

Made from grapes cultivated on land that has been reclaimed from the Italian Mafia, this Sicilian red blend is full of bright blackberry character with hints of black plum and peppered spice. There is a balsamic note that accompanies the fruit that gives way to well-integrated tannins and a smooth, lingering finish. Offering great value, at a very accessible price point, this organic certified wine is a perfect everyday drinker.

Centopassi farms 94 hectares of confiscated mafia land in the West of Sicily, close to Palermo. A brave cause which offers a mafia-free environment, where locals can work legally, away from corruption and have access to health and welfare benefits. Giato is the district where these wines are from, they represent Centopassi's best blends from solely local grapes, in this case a blend of 70% Nero d’Avola and 30% Perricone. Their vineyards are cultivated according to organic practices, for which they are certified. All grapes are hand-harvested as a quality assurance and to protect the fruit. After transporting to the cooperative, the grapes are de-stemmed and then macerated for a short period pre-fermentation. The wine is fermented and matured in stainless steel for a further 5 months before bottling.

About the wine

We have worked with Centopassi for many years proudly representing this cause, but first and foremost their incredible wines. Centopassi Nero d'Avola Perricone Giato Rosso is fresh, vibrant and very very easy drinking! This organic Italian Nero d'Avola blend is a cracking wine to go with pizza or all kinds of pasta dishes, featuring tomatoes sauces, red meats, sardines, salami and so on.