La forza racconta tensione
avanza rubino il colore.
Profumi maturi e speziati
si insinuano in corpi palati.
Avanza e mostra poi fiera
la grazia che scorre leggera.


Sicilia DOP

Grape variety:
Nero d’Avola 100%

Production area:
Castello Federiciano – River Gela


The grapes of this Nero D’Avola grow in the Plain of Gela, at the feet of the Frederick II Castle. A place where the land is very fertile and is nurtured by the sapid breeze of the lake, offering small full-bodied grapes from which Gradiva is made.

Of a pleasant ruby red colour with garnet reflections, intense to the nose with preponderance of floral and fruit nuances and spiced nuances from black pepper, cinnamon and vanilla. A red which celebrates a light pace, a firm but delicate treading in time, secret ingredient of good wine.

  • Type of soil:
    Medium-tending to compact soil
  • Cultivation system:
    Espalier / Guyot cordon spur pruning
  • Planting density:
    4000-5000 plants per hectare
  • Yield grape/HA:
    65 quintals
  • Harvesting period:
    Second ten days of September
  • Harvesting technique:
  • Vinification:
    Destemming of the grapes, fermentation with maceration on the skins
  • Fermentation temperature:
  • Fermentation period:
    8 days
  • Maceration on the skins:
    15-20 days
  • Malolatic fermenation:
    Completely carried out after alcoholic fermentation
  • Ageing:
    12 months in barriques and French oak tonneaux
  • Refinement in bottle:
    6 months
  • Alcohol content:
    13,5-14,5% Vol.