Zensa Nero d’Avola Appassimento IGP Terre Siciliane Organi
Deep colour with intense aroma of blackberries & blueberries. The palate is soft and silky, bursting with spicy flavours of black pepper, dark chocolate, wild berries & vanilla.
Perfect pairing with pasta dishes of meat Ragù or rich tomato sauces such as our Sugo all’Arrabbiata – Organic Tomato & Chilli Pasta Sauce, 350g
Zensa, pronounced ‘senza’, by Italian definition means ‘without’.
It’s a reference to their winemaking philosophy and practices, which are entirely organic and focus on as little human interference as possible. The team at Zensa focus on using organic grapes from Trapani and Puglia, crafting wines from indigenous varieties such as Primitivo, Nero D’Avola, and Fiano.
Net Volume: 75cl
Grape: Nero D’avola
This is all dominated by the region’s most treasured source of income, olives. Puglia produces 40% of Italy’s olive oil, making it one of the largest in the world. This oil is used on pastas that are native to the region such as orechiette (little ears) which get their name from their distinctive shape. Orechiette is used in dishes such as orecchiette alle cime di rapa, a simple pasta that combines olive oil, pecorino and cime di rapa (a relative of the humble broccoli).
The most widely grown wine grape in the region is Negroamaro – literally ‘black bitter’. It is hardly grown outside the region and is used to produce some of Puglian’s best wines like Salice Salentino. Primitivo is also a very popular variety, producing rich, high alcohol red wines.