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The Ciello Rosso is classic Nero d’Avola with freshness and flavours of dark almost roasted fruits – think black cherries and red and dark plums. There’s some liquorice and then the finish hints at coffee and bitter chocolate. The Ciello Rosso it is not fined or filtered and can appear cloudy – please do not be alarmed, it’s still a stunner to enjoy!
The dynamic Vesco family took over the winery 10 years ago and have since revolutionised the viticultural practices and invested heavily in cutting-edge technology for the winery and bottling line. Their hundred hectares of organic vineyards are located high up in the hills above Alcamo. The wines are all certified organic and planted on south-east facing slopes on sandy soils 150 – 300m above sea level. The climate is clearly suited for producing the best quality grapes. The vineyards in three main sites: Alcamo for Catarratto and Nero d’Avola; Marsala for Grillo and Pantelleria for the Zibbibo which that produces their delightful Passito di Pantelleria. The grapes tend to be picked earlier in the year than many of their neighbours which produces their customary bright, fresh style of wine. The climate is characterised by extreme changes between day and night and between seasons. Organically-farmed 15-year-old vines planted in sandy soils, at a height of 150-350 metres above sea level, facing South and South-East.