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2022 Nerello Mascalese 'Lavi', Sicily, Colomba Bianca

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2022 Nerello Mascalese 'Lavi', Sicily, Colomba Bianca

Explore the unique character and complexity of the 2022 Nerello Mascalese 'Lavi', a masterpiece from Colomba Bianca, Sicily's leading cooperative winery. 'Lavi' is a tribute to the indigenous Nerello Mascalese grape, celebrated for its ability to convey the rich and diverse terroir of Sicily.

Key Features:

  • 🍇 Vintage: 2022
  • 🏞️ Origin: Sicily, Italy
  • 🍇 Grape Variety: Nerello Mascalese
  • 🍷 Flavor Profile: 'Lavi' exhibits a delicate ruby color with aromas of red berries, floral notes, and a hint of spice and mineral undertones characteristic of Sicily's volcanic soil. The palate is met with a refined balance of acidity and tannins, showcasing flavors of cherries, raspberries, and a touch of herbaceousness, leading to a smooth and persistent finish.
  • 🌍 Sicilian Terroir: The Nerello Mascalese grapes for 'Lavi' are cultivated on the sun-drenched hillsides of Sicily, where the unique microclimate and volcanic soils impart distinctive flavors and aromas to the wine, encapsulating the island's viticultural heritage.
  • 🍇 Sustainable Winemaking: Colomba Bianca is committed to sustainable and organic practices, ensuring 'Lavi' is produced with minimal environmental impact. This dedication to eco-friendly winemaking highlights the winery's commitment to preserving Sicily's natural beauty and resources.
  • 🍷 Winemaking Excellence: The production of 'Lavi' involves careful grape selection, gentle handling, and fermentation in temperature-controlled environments, followed by aging in oak to refine the wine's complexity and structure. This meticulous process results in a wine that beautifully expresses the essence of the Nerello Mascalese grape.
  • 🍽️ Food Pairing: The elegance and versatility of 'Lavi' make it an ideal companion to a wide range of dishes, including grilled meats, seafood, pasta with rich sauces, and aged cheeses. Its nuanced profile complements both traditional Sicilian cuisine and contemporary culinary creations.
  • 🍷 Serving Recommendation: To best experience the nuanced flavors and aromas of 'Lavi', serve at 16-18°C (60-64°F). Decanting for an hour before serving can also enhance its complexity and enjoyment.

Delight in the refined taste of the 2022 Nerello Mascalese 'Lavi' by Colomba Bianca, a wine that not only celebrates the storied winemaking tradition of Sicily but also exemplifies the innovative spirit of one of the island's most respected wineries.

2022 Nerello Mascalese 'Lavi', Sicily, Colomba Bianca
2022 Nerello Mascalese 'Lavi', Sicily, Colomba Bianca
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