This is a delicate, polished and graceful wine that paints one of the most attractive portraits yet of the Nero d’Avola grape. Although some have criticized the fact its alcohol has increased over the last few years (now 14.5%), I would argue that its power is well integrated within its multifaceted and well-composed whole. Imported by Vias Imports.
The most attractive quality of this Sicilian Moscato is its genuine simplicity and sunny disposition. The wine imparts fragrant floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle, leaving ample room for peach, lemon zest, fruity apricot and warm honey. It has very good dimension and an opulent silkiness in the mouth with long lasting flavors on the finish.
Planeta’s precious Moscato di Noto is always a pleasure to drink. This vintage is no exception; the wine is wonderfully generous and redolent of honey, apricot and bright yellow rose. It excels in the mouth, thanks to its perfect balance of sugar and acidity.
Aromas of peach, honeysuckle and almond are irresistible but the wine really excels in the mouth where it imparts opulent density and richness. This wine is an absolute pleasure to drink. A beautiful Sicilian wine that would pair with shellfish, crab cakes or white meat.
Among the greatest expressions of Fiano, Cometa is a full and generous effort, with deep layers of passion fruit and stone fruit, plus touches of vanilla, honey and light spice. The concentration and freshness is wonderful, and the wine would pair well with steamed lobsters or buttery crab legs.
Inspired by the Bordeaux tradition and made from a blend of Cabs Sauvignon and Franc, Burdese is a rich and perfumed wine with penetrating notes of blackberry, currants, tobacco and exotic spice. It is full bodied and concentrated without being overextracted thanks to its vibrant red fruit flavors, silky tannins and long finish.
A fine wine at an approachable price, Santa Cecilia (a pure expression of Nero d’Avola) is a study in the best of Sicilian winemaking. This ruby-colored red is redolent of mature fruit, blackberry, Mediterranean herbs and toasted pistachio. The wine is firm and structured but soft and generous on the palate.
This luminous Passito di Noto (a dessert wine from Sicily made with air-dried grapes) offers bright and defined aromas of orange and almond blossoms, honey, dried apricot and sweet summer fruit. There’s a touch of piquant spice and acidity to break through the wine’s natural sweetness and thickness.