Helios
Nero d'Avola
DOC Sicilia

Helios is crafted from a historic family parcel in Contessa Entellina, vines over 30 years old. A persuasive Nero d’Avola and Syrah blend, with aromas of sweet spice, black cherry and earthy notes.
Balanced with a tannic texture of great finesse and a beautiful saline line giving freshness and length to the flavors.

CHARACTERISTICS

Denomination DOC Sicilia
Variety Nero d’Avola 85%, Syrah 15%
Alcohol 13.5%
Production 6,000 bottles
Vineyards 30-year-old vines in Paradiso, Contessa
Entellina (PA)
Altitude 1,400 feet
Soil Mixed Clay and volcanic tuff
Vinification Hand-harvested, destemmed grapes,
open top barrel fermentation, soft pressing.
Aging 15 months in stainless steel, 9 months in
French tonneau

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Description

Helios is an expressive blend of Nero d’Avola and Syrah, made from the historic family vineyard Paradiso in Contessa Entellina. Here, the ancient history of Nero d’Avola and Syrah are deeply linked to the western Sicilian wine tradition.
Helios, the Greek god of sun, is named after the winery’s founder Aurelio Di Giovanna. This flagship Nero d’Avola is surprising for its elegance, showing a mix of ripe dark fruits and black cherry. Helios represents the pinnacle of the family’s passion and dedication to their 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, lengthy finish.

Food Suggestions

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

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