The Finer Details
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Colomba Bianca created a range of wines that carry the name ‘Resilience’ for a good reason. After an entire zone of vineyards was wiped out due to earthquakes in the 80’s, most wine producers left the area, abandoning their ruined crops and lands from fear of history repeating itself.
The winemakers at Colomba Bianca’s wine estate in this area instead decided to stay, fixing their wine crops and renaming this estate ‘Resilience’. Today, to honour the spirit of dedication and hope of the Sicilian Wine making community, all the wines produced from that same historical estate now carry the same name ‘Resilience’.
Wowee. What an enjoyable wine. There’s a reason this Nero d’Avola has been awarded so many prizes of recent. It is a powerhouse of aroma, taste and boldness. Having aged for an additional 6 months before bottling, this ‘Resilience’ Nero D’Avola is deserving of an equally robust meal pairing that can match its intensity of flavour.
For this reason, I would recommend Venison, beef, lamb or rich pasta sauce or casserole dishes. In particular, try this wine with a slow cooked beef stew, a traditional lasagna, or even a juicy beef burger with bacon. Good quality roasted meats or sausages, sweet & sour rabbit, or a grilled tuna steak are not bad food-mates either.
If you like to enjoy your bold reds outside of meal setting, get yourself setup with some quality aged cheese platter, including Fontina, Cheddar, or a Sheep’s Milk Cheese.
However you choose to enjoy this wine, make sure to get yourself some appropriate oversized wine glasses, designed to allow the wine to open up and bring out its structure and complexity further.
Optimal Serving Temp: 16-18 Degrees Celsius
Colomba Bianca is a Sicilian Vine Growers Cooperative located in Western Sicily, Italy. It was founded in 1970 and today is one of the biggest Sicilian Cooperative.
The company today can count on 2500 partners and extends along 7500 hectares of vineyards with 5 wineries distributed in the whole territory. The vineyards can be found in areas which benefit of a vast pedoclimatic diversity, from the low coastal areas up to an altitude of 600 metres above sea level: chalky, clay and sandy soils.
Colomba Bianca is one of the biggest producers of organic wine in Europe with 1.800 ha of organic vineyards. Quality is their strength: we study deeply their terroir and each year they publish a book where all these findings are detailed in order to provide useful knowledge to wine farmers, oenologists, communicators and customers. Their sense of community and respect of their terroir is admirable.
The sustainability of their wines is not limited to the organic production but is extended to other concepts such as support to their winegrowers throughout the production cycle, the health of workers in the vineyard, guaranteed by the absence of pesticides in the organic vineyards, the health of consumers: the use of sulphites in Colomba Bianca wines is very limited in order to ensure greater digestibility of the same; the presence of sulphites in the organic wines is significantly lower than the legal limits, and vegan certification of their wines.
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- Nero d’Avola 100%
- Drink now to within 5 years
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Bottle Size: 750ml
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