Azienda Agricola Cortese
Cortese is a long-running organic wine growing estate in Sicily’s southern Vittoria region that has been given a new lease of life under the fresh ownership of Stefano Girelli since 2016, who also runs nearby organic winery Santa Tresa. Girelli is a big believer in organics, and that ‘Sicily is the perfect place to grow organic wines at a high quality level' At Cortese they produce wine in the most traditional and natural way to reflect the true character of the estate’s terroir and its grape varieties.
Taking tradition as their inspiration, they started to employ ancient wine-making techniques such as fermentation in terracotta. The resulting wines reflect the combination of modern technology and traditional techniques, with every nuance of the terroir showing through.
This wine has savoury, balsamic edge to the brambly black fruit aromas. The extended skin contact gives a textured palate, with the fresh acidity balancing the plum, blackberry and cherry fruit.
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A wine to sit and enjoy - great with red meat.
A Nero d'Avola inspired by Sicilian tradition and made with modern flair' - 92pts Decanter JAMES SUCKLING 90/100