Morgante Nero d'Avola Rosso 2020

Tasting Notes

This wine has attractive aromatics of dark fruit with light earthiness. The palate is pure and restrained. This medium bodied wine with medium plus tannins and acidity has bramble and briar like fruit with fresh blackberry and black cherry.


After accumulating 5 generations of grape-growing expertise, Antonio Morgante and his two sons, Carmelo and Giovanni decided to make their own wine instead of selling their grapes. This winery was officially established in 1994. They grow and produce wine from only Nero’d Avola grapes with the goal being to focus on native varieties and how to help them best succeed. In 1997 the family hired Riccardo Cotarella as the estate winemaker. Cotarella, widely recognized for his work crafting compelling wines from Italy’s native varietals, shares the Morgante passion for producing great wine. They have since mechanized the vineyard and modernized the winery.

The vineyard is located in a rolling hill region about 1200 about sea level. The property consists of 500 acres of vineyards, olive trees and almond trees. The climate is quite Mediterranean with soil that is mostly dry but does range between clay and marl. It is about 45 miles from the coast in a small town called Grotte.

The grapes for this wine come from 10 year old vines. After the grapes are pressed they soak with skins for 10 days. The wine is aged in stainless steel tanks to maintain a fresh expression of the varietal. This variety of Nero d’Avola, is usually called Calabrese locally and grown almost exclusively in Sicily. It is assumed that the local name Calarvisi comes from Calauria, a Greek island, and that it was imported during the Hellenic colonization in Sicily.

Italy , Sicily
Grape Varietal:
Other Red, 100% Nero d'Avola
$17.00 each