Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2011 Nero dAvola Deliella is born from the chalky white soils that characterize the best vineyard plots at Feudo Principi di Butera. Deliella boasts an inky, dark appearance and lavish aromas of ripe fruit, prune, pressed blackberry and some distant black olive or Sicilian caper. Oak-driven elements of exotic spice and crushed clove make for pretty aromatic highlights. The wine feels smooth and shows a nice sense of weight on the palate. Drink 2014-2022.”,,, (May 2014)
A galloping black Arab foal breathes in the saltiness of the vast Mediterranean, gorging itself with prickly pears and with its flaring nostrils full of the scent of orange blossom. Try it: tasting a mouthful of Deliella, this is what your senses will enable you to perceive. In this Nero d’Avola – matured for 18 months in barrels of various sizes – there is the natural spirit of the exciting island that goes by the name of Sicily. On the nose it displays scents of red geraniums and ripe black berry fruits, as well as hints of walnut and stone; on the palate, it is austere yet rounded. Here is an expression of aristocratic spontaneity from the ancient, mythical and very special heartland of wine making in Sicily: enjoying Deliella with the specialities of Mediterranean cuisine will find you in perfect tune with our legendary land.
|Casa Vinicola Zonin is one of Italy’s most important privately-owned wine-producing companies and is also one of the foremost worldwide. It distributes and markets the still and sparkling wines under the Zonin label as well as those of the family’s nine Estates.
Inspired by the principle “each region has its own traditions, each region has its own wines” Gianni Zonin has, since the end of the 1960s, been selecting outstanding terroirs, bringing Casa Vinicola Zonin to its present area under vine of around 2.000 hectares, supervised by a team of 32 oenologists and agronomists. These make up 9 Estates situated in Italy’s 7 finest Regions for wine production, as well as a property in the United States, Barboursville Vineyards in Virginia.
Different production areas, each with its own specific terroir and its own peculiarities in terms of climate and morphology, the experience and professionalism of our agronomists and oenologists and the choice of dynamic business strategies: these are the most important values on which our company’s philosophy is based.