Feudo Montoni

Sicily, Italy

Nero D’Avola Lagnusa Sicilia DOC — 2019

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  • Introduction

    • Lagnusa is the name of the cru from which the grapes hail. The name has its origins in the vineyard which has always been called “lagnusa” by the farmers of Montoni. In Sicilian, “lagnusa” means that which is lazy and produces small quantities. Today, we know that a vineyard that produces less, creates higher quality.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Location: Cammarata (Agrigento)
    • Viticulture: Certified Organic
    • Vine Age: 35 year old vines, grafted from our old Vrucura Nero d’Avola “mother plants.” By grafting in this antique manner, we obtain grapes with a unique and exclusive “DNA” of Feudo Montoni, our copyright
    • Soil: Clay and sand
    • Elevation: 600 meters (1,969 feet) above sea level
    • Exposure: East facing
    • Density: 4,400 vines per hectare (1,781 vines per acre)
    • Training: Vertical trellis
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2019 vintage had excellent climate conditions for both the red and white varietals. The spring was abundant with persistent rainfall and was cool and consistently windy, which helped dry the morning mist and rainwater off the vines. During the summer months, there was less rainfall and ample exposure to bright sunshine, which assisted the fruit to mature. The nights were very cool, creating strong temperatures variances between day and night. The yields of Nero D’Avola from the Lagnusa cru (harvested in early-October) were very abundant and the quality was optimal.

      Handpicked and placed in small cases.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 100% in cement containers. Malolactic fermentation takes place completely in cement.
    • Aging: 20 months in cement, 3 months in barrels, 4 months in the bottle
  • Technical Information

    • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Ruby red in color. Its structure does not want to conquer with strength, but rather with elegance. A complex perfume with notes of cherriesin-spirit, red plum, blackberry and warm spices that are in harmony with one another. The boldest aromas are of cinnamon and clove. Notes of menthol amplify the freshness of the taste. It is soft, velvety, sapid and laced with the right amount of delicate tannin on the palate.



  • Feudo Montoni Nero D’Avola Lagnusa Sicilia DOC — 2019 – Wine & Spirits – 92 Points

    Aromas of pink petals, balsamic herbs and fresh raspberries. Those fresh red-berry and wild-herb flavors create a bold and buoyant expression of nero d’Avola that reflects Sireci’s wind-blown, high-elevation vineyards in central Sicily.

  • Feudo Montoni Nero D’Avola Lagnusa Sicilia DOC — 2019 – Vinous – 92 Points

    Sweet violets and rose come together with crushed blackberries and a spritz of tangerine to form an inviting bouquet as the 2019 Nero d'Avola Lagnusa opens in the glass. It’s silky-smooth and round, the ripe black fruits and confectionary spices creating a seductive display. Brisk acids and minerals build tension through the finale, making pleasant punctuation to such an extroverted yet balanced expression.

  • Feudo Montoni Nero D’Avola Lagnusa Sicilia DOC — 2019 – Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points

    Heady aromas of ripe black-skinned berry, blue flower and Mediterranean scrub are front and center on this smooth red. Made with organically grown grapes, it's delicious and accessible, featuring blackberry jam, ripe black cherry, star anise and baking spice alongside supple tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced.