(From 2011 Vintage) Colour: deep, impenetrable ruby red with intense shades of purple. Nose: concentrated and well defined nuances of Marasca cherries, fruits of the forest, rhubarb, cloves, aromatic herbs and plums, alternating and intertwining with appealing scents of liquorice, ink and tobacco leaves. Palate: smooth, soft and caressing, it displays great personality with a strong Mediterranean nature, combining with admirable harmony a strong and exuberant structure, extraordinary vivacity of flavour and velvety smooth tannins of rare nobility. Characteristics: this wine is part of the history of modern-day Sicilian wine making, long since admired in international markets, complex and of superior quality, it is extremely drinkable and pleasant, with an almost meaty fruitiness, a champion in its category.
Wine SpectatorThis was #50 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2008!."Shows focused aromas of boysenberry, blackberry and light vanilla. Full-bodied, with soft, round tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Beautiful and juicy. Drink now. 45,830 cases made. 50% Nero D'avola, 50% Syrah." -91 points Wine Spectator"The Nero d'Avola and Syrah grapes are picked in the middle of September. The vineyard sols are predominantly clay and calcereous. This wine is vinified over a period of 12 days in temperature controll...