Nerobaronj is made from first-growth grapes grown in the long-established and well-reputed Baroni vineyard, located in the heart of the Pachino/Val di Noto district. Most noteworthy as it is widely regarded as the finest terroir for the cultivation of Nero d’Avola in Sicily. The old bush-vines of Nero d’Avola are over 35-40 years old. Consequently, grape yields do not exceed 5 tons per hectare with a vine density up to 7,000 plants per hectare. The vines also grow under organic dry-farming methods with no irrigation. The vineyard lies on a limestone-based bedrock (terre bianche), with quite loose, calcareous and clayey topsoil.
Nerobaronj falls in between the exotic elegance of Nerobufaleffj and the raw power of Neromàccarj. The bouquet is redolent of sweet blackberry fruit, with a slight meaty and minty nuance to it. The palate exudes substance and depth, acidity is ripe and make room for a long, savoury finish, laced by polished if thick tannins. The wine will most likely reach its plateau of maturity between 8 and 12 years from release.