Aru - Nero D’Avola Doc Sicilia
Aru is the first of many wines to come from our organic heritage farm in Sicily, Italy. Aru is made from the dark-skinned grape Nero D’Avola, “Black of Avola,” which is the most significant indigenous variety of grape that grows in the far south of Sicily. The grape vines are particularly suited to hot and arid climates, allowing us to cultivate them by dry-farming, an agricultural technique that relies only on annual rainfall to grow grapes, which is also in keeping with our ethos of sustainability. Not only does dry-farming conserve substantial reserves of water, but it also produces intensely flavored grapes (think: raisins, dried grapes, that are sweeter due to their higher concentration of natural sugars).
Aru is a robust wine: cherry red, blackberry, dark plum, dry, rounded and full-bodied with fruity notes. If you like Cabernet Sauvignon or New World Shirazes, you’ll love Aru. Our method of processing wine makes Aru low in sulfites, which means that there are no other additives or preservatives other than those that are generated during the natural fermentation process. Even though this lowers the shelf life, reducing sulfites makes Aru a healthier option for a true wine lover.
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Not sure what to pair Aru with when it comes to food? Aru works well with rich meats, the gamier the better. Spices that also complement this red wine are anise, bay leaf, cocoa powder, coffee, orange rind and sage. If you are a vegetarian, reach for the black lentils or shitake mushrooms.
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