2021 Due Terre 'Sicilitri' Nìvuru Rosso
Nìvuru is 80% Nero d'Avola and 20% Frappato, all certified organic, from the youngest vineyards that Vito works with. They are about 10-15 years old and situated at 300 meters above sea level. The wine making is quite simple: grapes were harvested in mid September, fermented on native yeasts at a cool temperature for 15 days on the skins, racked and aged in stainless steel. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
This is the newest project from Catherine and Vito of Due Terre wines- liter bottles with a crown cap closure, still using only native Sicilian varietals, bottled unfined and unfiltered. The sourcing for the grapes comes from family vineyards and long term contracts from no more than an hour away from the winery. The concept behind the liter bottles was to create a product that from year to year can change as far as varietal breakdown- the wines are focused on a particular style and high level of drinkability. They must be light on their feet, low in alcohol (max 12.5%), refreshing, and a great value. All of the labels were 100% designed by Catherine from the lettering to the original artwork. They are done in watercolor and pen and drawn from her personal photographs taken in the northwest of Sicily.