A wine’s finest ingredient is the honesty of the man who produces it.

From “La montagna di fuoco” by Salvo Foti

< Savino

Nero Sichilli

If it was always true that from harmonic viticultural landscapes great wines are obtained, then we could assert that the Nero d’Avola from Savino is one of the outstandig interpretations of this varietal.

In fact, in this bottle enter all the elements that can contribute to the birth of a great wine:

The territory: the charming and unspoilt Nature Reserve of Vendicari, a protected area for dozens of migratory species, located in the far South-east of Sicily.

The vineyard: a little more than a hectare of vineyard with bush-trained Nero d’Avola vines, that for decades have sent their roots down in the sandy and salty soil, touched by the crystal clear waters of the Ionian sea.

The men: Vittorio Savino, distinguished and volcanic, who, after meeting Salvo Foti and his work, decided that he could do nothing else but applying the I Vigneri model (bush-training, stakes in chestnut wood, no use of chemical products) to this wonderful and unique natural scenery.


Nero Sichilli 2009


Tech sheet




Sicilia IGT Nero d’Avola


Nature Reserve of Vendicari (Noto, south-eastern Sicily)

Grape varietals

Nero d’Avola 100%


Bush trained, 10,000 plants per hectare


Sea level


Red mediterranean sands with black humus and limestone.


Destemming of 80% of the clusters and crushing. Maceration for 14 days in steel vats.


In used and semi-used barriques for at least 6 months.


After bottling for at least 6 months.

Produced bottles

3,700 (2011 vintage)

Tasting notes

Eye: intense ruby red with violet reflexes.

Nose: red fruits, blackberry, ethereal.

Palate: full, fruity, harmonic, long aftertaste.