Gulfi Nerojbleo 2009 - Red
Nerojbleo is a fullbodied and fruity red wine made from 100% of Nero d'avola grapes. The grapes are grown in Chiaramonte, a bit north from Ragusa, on fields approx. 420 meters above the sea. The winters are mild and summers dry, which is advantageous for the ripening of the grapes. The grapes are harvested in late September and are then macerated with their skins. After the fermentation, the wine is put into barrels and aged for at least one year before the wine is bottled.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Sicily
- Grape variety : 100% Nero d'avola
- Classification : IGP Sicilia
- Awards : International Wine & Spirit competition, Vini Buoni d'Italia
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2009
- Alcohol degree : 13,5%
- Storage potential : 5-7 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Gulfi's wines is the fruit of Vito Catania's hard work to develop the vineyard which has been in the family estate for 3 generations . In 2011, Gulfi was appointed the "Vineyard of the year" by the wineguide " Migliori vini d'Italia " ( Italy's best wines). With great respect for the ancient Sicilian wine tradition and recognizing the importance of following the laws of nature in agriculture, Vito has since the 90s developed and modernized the family production of wine . Gulfi's wines are todayorganically grown and produced primarily with local Sicilian grape varieties, creating wines with local Sicilian character. The grapes are grown on small typically Sicilian trees called " Alberello " to be able to grow without fertilizers and pesticides in Sicily's relatively extreme climate . Today, the property represents 70 hectars of land in the best parts of the southeastern Sicily's vineyard. The couple figurating on the winelabel symbolizes Eros ( God of love ) and Psyche (Godess of beauty) whose illicit love gave rise to the desire . Gulfi wines has borrowed and adapted this story in which Gulfi represents Eros , whose love for the beautiful Sicilian soil and landscape produces wines that are a true expression of lust. Not a bad metaphor !
A ruby red color with violet tints. Powerful aromas of red berries, pickled cherries and some vanilla. Powerful and full-bodied flavor with good balance. Hints of dark chocolate, cherry and sweet tobacco. To drink to food from the Mediterranean region, preferably with roasted vegetables and herbs of various kinds.