With deep, meaty red fruit, leather and a natural, unadulterated sweetness to it, this is one likable Nero d’Avola. The palate is ripe and modern, but the flavors are traditional: spicy plum fruit, nutmeg, earth and oak. Long and dessert-like on the finish, with vanilla and licorice notes. A prototype for the new Sicily.
Here’s a toasty and earthy wine that is given more dimension thanks to lush notes of vanilla, blackberry, leather and pipe tobacco. The finish rides long over spicy notes and the tannins are tight and dusty. Imported by Vias Imports.
This ripe, sun-drenched blend of Nero d’Avola, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon delivers generous tones of leather, tobacco, licorice, cassis berry, dried hay and spice. It has thick, dark concentration and a long finish.
This pretty blend of Nero d’Avola, Cabernet and Merlot is soft and plush with lingering layers of bright fruit and exotic spice. You could pair it with spicy pork or beef dishes thanks to the wine’s cushiony softness and chewy succulence.
This blend of Nero d’Avola, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot offers aromas of dark fruit, espresso bean, leather, tobacco and savory spice. It’s a bold, structured wine, with firm tannins and a bitter chocolate aftertaste.
Solid stuff from Sicilia, and in many ways it sets the standard for what Southern Italy can do with native grapes. This wine offers meaty, earthy fruit, cola, oak and leather all wrapped into a presentable whole. And it improves with airing. Imported by Vias Imports.
Fastaia is a “super Sicilian” blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot that offers ripe aromas of maraschino, blackberry preserves and prune, followed by spice, tobacco and rum cake accents. The mouthfeel is soft, chewy and long.
Big and brooding, with animal notes and a hint of smoked fish to the nose. Don’t be put off by these terroir-driven aromatics; the wine is firm, solid and well made. Dark berry and smoke flavors lead to a finish that carries firm, full-strength tannins.