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Helios Rosso IGP Terre Siciliane

Helios comes from a historic family parcel in the Contessa Entellina zone, from vines over 30 years old. A persuasive Nero d’Avola and Syrah blend, with aromas of sweet spice, wildberry, black cherry nuances and earthy notes. Balanced, silky and round, with a tannic texture of great finesse and a beautiful saline line that gives freshness and length to its flavors.

CHARACTERISTICS

Denomination IGP Terre Siciliane
Variety Nero d’Avola 70%, 30% Syrah
Alcohol 14.0%
Production 6,000 bottles
Vineyards 30-year-old vines in the Contessa Entellina area, on soil rich in mixed clay and volcanic tuff.
Altitude 1,400 feet
Soil Mixed Clay and volcanic Tuff
Vinification Hand-harvested, destemmed grapes, open top barrel fermentation, soft pressing.
Aging 12 months in barrique and tonneau

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Description

Helios Rosso is an expressive blend of Nero d’Avola and Syrah, made from the historic family vineyards in Contessa Entellina. Here, the ancient history of Nero d’Avola and Syrah are deeply linked to the western Sicilian wine tradition.
The Di Giovanna family represents typicality of territory and a seal of guarantee in western Sicily’s Terre Sicane. This flagship Nero d’Avola and Syrah is surprising for its balance and elegance, showing a mix of ripe dark fruits and black cherry. Sweet spices are complimented by savory elements.
A complex red wine, Helios represents the pinnacle of the passion and dedication to the family’s organically cultivated
vineyards.

Color Deed ruby red
Aroma Hints of violets, black cherry and blackberry, pleasant notes of sweet spice and chocolate
Flavour Decisive and robust, harmonious, with velvety tannins and a pleasant softness on the finish

Food Suggestions

Pasta with tomato sauce & eggplant , wild boar ragu. Pairs well with grilled or roasted lamb and game meats.