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Friday, April 22, 2011

2008 d' Alessandro Nero d' Avola

The d'Alessandro winery was founded in 2006 by Giacomo d' Alessandro. The winery is located just a few miles outside of the city of Agrigento on the southwestern coast of Sicily. Although the property is historic and has been in the family since 1820, the winery itself is state-of-the-art and is equipped with the most modern technology and has over 8000 square feet of solar paneling that help to power the operation.

The 2008 Nero d' Avola is composed of 100% Nero d' Avola and is matured in cement tanks for 3 months prior to bottling.

On the nose I get aromas of cranberry, tart cherry, soil, and hints of anise. It's a very light and somewhat understated bouquet, but there is some nice berry fruit aromas.

On the palate the wine shows rustic notes of blackberry, sour cherry, earth, mineral, and subtle hints of dried herb. The wine is made in a very light and food friendly style. I can see it pairing nicely with a big plate of stuffed ricotta shells! Oh, and I love the packaging....kudos to them for the stylish label. (It brought back my days of working in a bottle shop).

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