100% Nero d’Avola


"Sicily is far more than just Etna. Traveling south of the volcano’s blackened lava fields, beyond the bustling hubs of Catania and Siracusa, we arrive upon an arid landscape whose chalky nature is perfectly suited to what is arguably Sicily’s greatest native grape: Nero d’Avola. In the white soils of the Eloro appellation, near Ispica, the combination of copious sunshine, cooling coastal breezes, and water reserves deep in the bedrock provides Nero d’Avola with power, nuance, and superbly refreshing acidity. Riofavara is the area’s pioneering proponent of organic viticulture, and their Spaccaforno bottling abounds with rustic charm and southern Sicilian soul." - Kermit Lynch, Importer

2015 Riofavara "Spaccaforno",Eloro