Noto

Noto is unquestionably the capital of Sicilian Baroque. Referred to as "the stone flower", it was entirely rebuilt after the earthquake in 1693. Today the town represents the emblem of wealth and magnificence of the baroque period in Sicily.


Classification - D.O.C. Noto Nero d’Avola
Grape variety - Nero d'Avola
Soil - Calcerous with a fine texture and abundant skeleton “terra ianca”, marl and limestone with a medium texture and plenty of skeleton “critazzu”
Size of Vineyard - 16.5 ha
Age of Vineyard - Planted in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010
Growing method - Cordon training - Double Guyot (5,500 vines per hectare)
Altitude above sea level - From 40 mt to 77 m
Esposure - North-east, west, north
Yield per hectare - 60 quintals
Agriculture - Organic, herbicide free; free from chemical treatment or synthetic fertilizers; pesticide treatments limited to low doses of copper (25% of the approved dosage REG 2092/91), sulfur and propolis; fertilizing limited to biodynamic preparations, fine pruning of grasses and legumes and green manure.
Vinification technique - Red wine vinification with long maceration on the skins. No addition of sulfur. Naturally fermented by indigenous microorganisms.
Ageing - in French Rovere casks for 60hl for 12 months
Production facilities - 60.000