Nicosia Nero d’Avola 2010 is one of the bottles I picked up on a recent trip to Cambridge MA. I adore Nero d’Avola and since most wine shops tend to have a limited selection, I’m always enthusiastic to see what other shops have on their shelves.
Nicosia Winery is a family estate founded in 1898 and located on the eastern slopes of Mt. Etna in Sicily. Today 4th generation grape growers and winemakers Francesco and Graziano Nicosia are committed to upholding the family’s principles of “modesty, respect for others, love for the land, enthusiasm”. The Nicosia family focuses on blending tradition and technological innovation in order to produce wines from native grape varietals. The Nero d’Avola was fermented and aged in stainless steel in order to preserve the fruit characteristics.
Dark garnet in colour with aromas of strawberry, earth and herbs. Tart cranberry and cherry flavours joined earthy elements in the medium body, whilst white peppercorn and hints of dried herbs comprised the compact finish. Although I found it to be somewhat lacking in character, it is an easy drinking companion for the table.
100% Nero d’Avola
Bottled by Nicosia S.P.A.