Curto – Curto fontanelle eloro d.o.p. nero d`Avola


Dense, austere elegant, with juicy and pleasant fruit, characterized by silky and dynamic tannins. The Eloro Nero D’Avola Fontanelle.

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FORMAT: 75cl



Sicily is one of the regions with the greatest wine production in Italy, together with Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Puglia. The winemaking traditions of Sicily are very ancient and date back to the times of the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Greeks and the Arabs. Sicily boasts numerous native vines such as frappato, nero d’Avola, inzolia, catarratto, nerello mascalese and nerello hood, malvasia delle Lipari and moscato d’Alessandria (zibibbo, from the Arabic zibib which means precisely “a pass”) .

Based on the type of grape we can understand the cultivation area of the various vines mentioned above:

  • Moscato wines, Moscato di Siracusa and Moscato di Noto are found in the Syracuse area
  • The wines based on Nero d’Avola, frappato and ceraselo di Vittoria DOCG are produced in the province of Ragusa
  • The Grillo, Grecanico, Catarratto and Inzolia vines are the protagonists of the Alcamo DOC
  • The Malvasia delle Lipari very famous of the Aeolian Islands in the Messina area
  • On the slopes of Etna, considered an “island within an island” due to the characteristic of the lava soil and the microclimate that characterizes this area, we find Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, for red, rosé and sparkling wines and Catarratto and Carricante for white wines. The famous Etna DOC wines are produced from these vines.
  • In the province of Caltanissetta there is one of the most recent DOCs in Sicily, the Riesi
  • Marsala is a historic DOC that takes its name from the municipality of the same name in the province of Trapani.
  • Also in the province of Trapani is the island of Pantelleria, where the Passito di Pantelleria is produced




Production area Eloro DOC area near Pachino at 30 meters above sea level
Microclimate Moderately cold winters with hot, breezy summers
Ground Light type, very calcareous, with tuff and marl
Vines Nero D’Avola 100%
Farm Alberello
Pruning Short
Plant density 6,600 vines per hectare
Average production Kg. 0.500 – 0.600 per log
Exposure of the vineyards South
Age of the vineyard over 50 years
Harvest time II – III ten days of September
Vinification In red with maceration on the skins for 15 days at a temperature of 26/30°C
Refinement Stainless steel, 8 months in used French oak barriques, then in the bottle
Gradation 14 %
Food pairings Roasts, braised meats, game, aged cheeses
Service temperature It is served at 18°





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