From the Alcamo zone of western Sicily, comes this pure Nero d'Avola wine. This is the first bottle from my case of Italian wines I received as a gift. My signature meat ragu was on the menu the other night, so of course I needed a red wine to add to the cooking process. It's always difficult to pour out a cup of it just for cooking, but I've realized that the result justifies one less glass for drinking.
Bright ruby red color. Intense aroma similar to a Syrah but with more earth. Ripe cherries and chocolate are the main players in this youthful wine. Very fleshy texture with smooth tannins. Full bodied with a delicious finish. I have to say that I have an appetite for warm weather Italian reds. This one delivers even though I was worried it may have been to young to drink. My grade: B+