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Cento Cavalli Nero d'Avola

The sustainably farmed vineyards are located in Western Sicily on the hills outside of Trapani in the region of Erice, and close to the town of Fulgatore. Vineyards are located on a gentle slope at about 200–400m. De-stemmed and crushed, and fermented in stainless steel at cooler temperatures to retain the vibrant aromatics

Another outstanding example of top quality, varietal, and regional typicity from the David Gleave, MW, Matt Thomson, and Alana McGettigan trio. The Hundred Horse Chestnut (Castagno dei Cento Cavalli), located in eastern Sicily, is said to be over 2,000 years old, and is thought to be the oldest known chestnut tree in the world. The tree’s name is said to come from a legend in which a queen and one hundred knights were caught in a severe thunderstorm and had to shelter under the chestnut tree. It is as much a symbol of Sicily as the vine, which was brought to the island by the Greeks about 3,000 years ago. The wines are produced at a modern and well-equipped winery in the hills outside of Trapani. The best sites on the estate are vineyards are reserved for Nero d’Avola. Alana selects the best fruit from these vineyards for the Cento Cavalli wines.

Winemaker: Alana McGettigan and Matt Thomson
Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Type: Red
Variety: Nero d’Avola
Farming: Sustainable
Production: 24,000 bottles
Soil: Terra Rossa