2016 Feudo Montoni "Vrucara" Pre-phylloxera Nero d'Avola

Regular price $49.00
Unit price

Shipping calculated at checkout.

The indigenous grapes of Sicily are like a playground for any Italian wine lover. Diversity abounds from the rich Nero d'Avola to the aromatic Frappato and the Burgundian Nerello Mascalese of Mount Etna. Nero d'Avola could be likened to the Cabernet of Sicily. It produces bold, filling wines with depths of berry and garrigue flavors. Often though its deep color and weight is hijacked to produce oaky, international wines that couldn't be distinguished from American Merlot or Cabernet. Feudo Montoni is the reference point for any Nero d'Avola lover. You don't know the grape until you have this wine. These prephylloxera vines, which the winery considers Sicily's 'mother plants', exhibit the unique, ancient code of Nero d'Avola, guarded for centuries at Montoni. The first mention of these plants was in 1590 in the De Naturali Vinorum Historia, and this is as close as you will get to tasting the wine as it would have back then. Before release, it is aged for an astounding 45 months in cement before six months in barrel and another six in bottle. This is filled to the brim with intoxicating aromas that make the garrigue and pepper of the Southern Rhône seem like child's play. The deep red plum and dark berry fruit is balanced by earthy aromas which are in harmony with lilac, candied rose petal, balsamic, eucalyptus and licorice.

How do I pick up my wine?

Orders are generally ready within 1-3 business days, but you can always email or call us for a status update. 

Need your wine fast? Just call us! We can expedite the order and may have it ready in less than an hour.

After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston. For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at info@aocselections.com and we will do everything we can to accomodate.