Frederico-Curtaz-Nero-dAvola-Ananke-2018

Federico Curtaz, Nero d'Avola Ananke, 2018

“Haven’t heard of Federico Curtaz and the Sicilian wine explosion? Then consider yourself educated. In August of 2019, Vinous virtually christened the island when it said “while the potential for memorable wines has always been there, it appears that at long last many of the island’s estates are finally starting to harness that potential”. One of its stars, Federico Curtaz, has been waiting in the wings for his leading man moment for an eternity. From the early 1980’s thru late 1990’s, Curtaz was an agronomist for Angelo Gaja (yes, that GAJA), working to help him transform his vineyards into world class wine producing estates. After leaving Gaja in 1997, he embarked on a series of projects that allowed him to grow from an agronomist into an agronomist-vintner. One such project, Tenuta di Fessina, exposed him to the soil and climactic diversity around Mt. Etna, and a spark took form. By 2015 he branched out on his own to create a small production of wines under his own name, the largest production being this full-bodied red, the Nero d’Avola."
- Notes from the Producer

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D6609
Varietal: Nero D'Avola
Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Winery: Federico Curtaz
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$419.40 $359.40
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D6609
Varietal: Nero D'Avola
Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Winery: Federico Curtaz

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“Haven’t heard of Federico Curtaz and the Sicilian wine explosion? Then consider yourself educated. In August of 2019, Vinous virtually christened the island when it said “while the potential for memorable wines has always been there, it appears that at long last many of the island’s estates are finally starting to harness that potential”. One of its stars, Federico Curtaz, has been waiting in the wings for his leading man moment for an eternity. From the early 1980’s thru late 1990’s, Curtaz was an agronomist for Angelo Gaja (yes, that GAJA), working to help him transform his vineyards into world class wine producing estates. After leaving Gaja in 1997, he embarked on a series of projects that allowed him to grow from an agronomist into an agronomist-vintner. One such project, Tenuta di Fessina, exposed him to the soil and climactic diversity around Mt. Etna, and a spark took form. By 2015 he branched out on his own to create a small production of wines under his own name, the largest production being this full-bodied red, the Nero d’Avola."
- Notes from the Producer