2004 Oriel Il Gattopardo

Sicilia, Italy


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Name Story

Il Gattopardo or "The Leopard" is named for Giuseppe di Lampedusa's classic novel, a sensuous social commentary on Sicily's aristocratic past.


Peter Vinding-Diers

Vineyards | Winemaking

Low-yielding, old vines in stony soils on the Southernmost tip of Sicily near the Ionian Sea. Careful selection and temperature-controlled fermentation with native yeasts. Bottled unfined and unfiltered after aging in French oak for 6 months.


100% Nero d'Avola. Picked: October 19, 2004.

Tasting Notes

Aroma: Blackberry and redcurrant. Taste: Fresh cherry with hints of coffee and chocolate with soft, round tannins and a lingering finish.

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Bottle: 750ml