A new generation of Sicilian brands has recently been experimenting with Pinot Noir in sunny Sicily. This expression, that is aged in stainless steel, shows a pretty garnet color and delicate aromas of raspberry, rose and violet.
Fairly simple on the nose, but solid, with ripe pears leading the way. The flavors pick up some interesting graphite notes, extending through the minerally finish. Surprisingly full-bodied.
This is the perfect wine for washing down pasta salad and easy dishes. Peach, citrus and pink grapefruit are delivered in measured doses and the wine is light and lean in the mouth with a brilliant sparkle of acidity on the close.
After a slow start, this reveals vibrant notes of red fruit, mineral and toasted nut. There’s a nice overall roundness that makes it soft in the mouth and an easy, pleasant drinking experience.
Raspberry aromas, cherry and strawberry flavors, and a strong hint of milk chocolate throughout best define this Gallo-owned wine. Some raisins and a touch of buttery oak appear late, rendering it a simple quaff.
The lead aromas of red fruit register a bit herbal, while the palate runs a touch darker, offering berry and plum flavors. Fairly full and solid in the mouth, with a modicum of lushness.