Valdibella Kerasos Nero d'Avola 2018

Winemaker: Nino Vilardi

Region: Camporeale, Sicily,


Grapes: 100% Nero d’Avola

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sulphur: 30 mg/l (total)

Suitable for vegans: Yes

Altitude: 250-500m

Total area farmed: 50 ha

of vines (part of 250 ha of

productive farmland)

Soils: Primarily limestone and


Age of vines: average of 15

years old

Viticulture: Organic (certified).

Vineyards: Valdibella is a

cooperative project, working

with grapes from 10 growers

in the Camporeale region.

They are all organic at the very

least, though the Valdibella

ethos pushes all their members

towards a biodiverse and

regenerative agriculture

model, using no tillage in the

vines where possible. This

also means growing vines

alongside olives, almonds, figs,

pomegranates, etc, and close

to natural areas, woodland,

ponds, and fallow hedges

thereby creating a more stable

and balanced agro-ecosystem.

The grapes for Kerasos come

from all of the growers so this

wine always showcases an

overview of the whole project

and a balanced expression of

the whole region.

Vinification: The grapes are

destemmed very gently to

preserve mostly intact berries,

and fermentation kicks off

naturally in steel tanks.

Fermentation typically lasts

8-14 days and the wine tends to

be on skins for that whole time.

Pumpovers are used instead of

punchdowns for a more careful

handling of the extraction. After

pressing the wine is returned to

steel where it stays for around

10-11 months. Bottled following

a light sulphite addition and

soft filtration. Unfined.

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