Nerojbleo is made from first-growth Nero d’Avola grapes grown in the Coste vineyards, Monti Iblei (Ragusa). Planted in the early ’90s at 1.20m x 0.9 m vine spacing, resulting in a density up to 8,900 plants per hectare. Furthermore they follow a low-bush training system under organic dry-farming conditions. Altitude and related wide-ranging day/ night temperatures also mitigate the warm Mediterranean climate. The soil is alkaline, composed of limey marls (terre bianche) with an overlay of reddish clay rich in iron oxides.
The nose projects a dense yet well-focused mass of aromas, dominated by a luscious scent of black fruits, blended with nuances of eucalyptus and sandalwood. The mouthfeel reveals a quite powerful structure, packed with lively acidity and salty minerality. A Nero d’Avola aged in French oak barrels meant for medium-term drinking, offering a sense of authenticity and the bold signature of the Sicilian terroir.