This wine has a rich, dense and complex nose followed by a lovely balanced flavour on the palate. It is elegant and delicious. Sicily is the home of some of the greatest wines. When you taste wines such as this you can tell why. It is the coming together of climate, soil, local grapes and the determination of the winemaker to give full expression to his wines. A rich, dense and complex nose is followed by a lovely balanced flavour on the palate. It is elegant and delicious.
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This is the natural home of Nero d’Avola a grape variety that is regarded as being Sicily’s finest red grape and potentially one of the world’s best. This winery is near the town of Canicatti, which is near the southern coastline of the island and its vineyards are around the famous Valley of the Temples. The winery has been almost totally rebuilt in the last two years and is producing wines of excellent quality and value. Nero d‘Avola is Sicily‘s most widely planted red grape variety. According to Alberto Antonini, it has many similarities with Syrah. Like Syrah, it greatly benefits from low vigour soil, a warm climate and low vine training. The best examples are deep coloured and full bodied with a damson and chocolate character, high levels of tannins and decent acidity. While Nero d‘Avola‘s home is thought to be in Sicily, one of its synonyms, Calabrese, suggests that it might have been brough to Sicily from Calabria. However, there is a small town near Pachino in southeastern Sicily called Avola, so some connection between the two must be assumed. Pachino was once as famous for its deep coloured blending wine as it is today for the quality of its tomatoes. Nero d‘Avola‘s transition from a blender sought after for its colour, to a variety that is making some of Sicily‘s best reds has been quick, so the variety would seem to promise more than it has yet delivered.