Feudo Montoni

Sicily, Italy

Nero D’Avola Lagnusa Sicilia DOC — 2020

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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 2020 vintage was marked by a rainy winter, but with sparse snowfall. The spring was characterized by solid precipitation, above average compared with seasonal averages. The rain then became sparser during the summer months, leading up to the harvest, which commenced in mid-September, about one week earlier than the average harvests at Montoni, as the grapes reached an ideal ratio of sugar to acidity earlier than usual. During the winter and spring, the temperatures were moderate, however during the summer months, cool nights offset the hot summer days, allowing for ample acidity to form in the grapes. The overall production was marked with a slightly lower yield than the 2019 vintage but was steady compared to our annual averages. The quality of the grapes was high, and the resulting wines have vertical aromatics and are refined on the palate.

  • 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.