Colour: Dark red in color with bright purple hues
Nose: Complex aromas of red fruits, black cherries, plums and black pepper
Palate: Fresh, pulpy and solar with very smooth and caressing tannins
Alc/Vol: 14.00% alc.
Ageing Capacity: 2-6 years
The Nero d'Avola grape likes hot, arid climates and is well-suited to the climate in Calabria and Sicily of southern Italy. The grape was named after Avola in the far south of Sicily, where its name translates literally to 'Black of Avola' in Italian. However in Calabria, where the grape is also inextricably linked with their grapegrowing history, it has developed the local name Calabrese, to indicate it is 'of Calabria'.
For years, this ancient and native grape of Southern Calabria has been a gift to the land and its people. This Ippolito 1845 wine was born after a period of experimentation on the Calabrese grape.