The first contrada in the heirarchy (pricewise, at least) is the limestone rich Baronj that yields a particularly energetic and bright/high toned expression of Nero D’Avola. The soil is so white here, that in the full sun, one wants to shield one’s eyes from the light. The wine aged uniquely in stainless steel after a shorter maceration to keep the focus on the purity and prettiness of its fruit and perfume.
This ’16 sounds outrageously good to me…..! 14% alcohol here.
“Good full medium red. Riveting high-pitched perfume of raspberry, blood orange and violet, lifted by hints of lemon and talc. Clean, focused, and well delineated, with strong minerality and fresh spices lifting the raspberry fruit and very floral flavors. Easygoing and very drinkable already, this expresses a very silky texture. Finishes vibrant and very long, with subtle perfume of strawberry and violet. A pretty wine.” 93+ Ian D’Agata