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ROSSOJBLEO is a simple red wine, best consumed young; another way of expressing the Nero d'Avola Production area: Chiaramonte Gulfi (Ragusa).

VIGNA RAGOLETI is in the commune of Licodia Eubea (Catania), in South-East Sicily. It is about 10 hectars stretching on a plateau of the the Ibleian Mountains, at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level. The climate is fresh temperate, taking advantage from the presence of nearby woods. The soil is rich in clay, with emerging limestone banks that discontinue the regularity of the hillside. The vineyard is hightrained, density is 8.900 vines per hectar, and yelds are lower than 85 q/ha. Part of these grapes are destined to produce early drinking young wines, like Rossojbleo.


STORAGE METHOD: horizontal in a cool place at a constant temperature not exceeding 18°C

Accompaniments: This light, fragrant, unimposing red goes confidently wit the most simple pasta and risotto dishes (optimal with a pizza topped only with tomato sauce and fresh basil, for example), as well as antipasti, deli meats and fish prepared with lightly aromatic herbs. Intriguing, too, with "autumn" accompaniments such as fire-roasted chestnuts.


Nero d'Avola, grape variety, sometimes incorrectly referred to as Calabrian (from the region of Calabria), is considered as the most typical and representative red grape of Sicily, excluding the territory of Etna. The incorrect name Calabrian is an "Italianization" of the word in old Sicilian dialect, "Calaurisi" which actually means, 'grape of Avola.'
The Nero d'Avola was selected for cultivation by grape-growers of Avola (Siracusa) several hundred years ago and spread to the commune of Noto (SR), the provinces of Ragusa and Caltagirone, and recently throughout the rest of the island. When cultivated to yield a low quantity of fruit per vine this grape variety is capable of expressing the characteristics of important aged red wines. An aroma of red fruit and typically "sweet" tannins that persist after many years are the most significant components. At the same time, this grape also lends itself well to the production of young and novello wines of a suggestive red and violet-tinged color, highly pronounced aroma of red fruit (plum, blackberry) and smooth tannins.



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C.da. Patrìa 97012 Chiaramonte Gulfi (Rg)
Tel. +39.0932.921654
Via C. Battisti 78, 20862 Arcore (MB)
Tel. +39.039.61341 - P.I./ C.F. 08985340960

Follow the signs to Azienda Gulfi, Chiaramonte Gulfi,
from SP 7 and 8
37° 04' 01.8" N, 14° 40' 46.1" E - 37.067155, 14.679483