Friday, April 22, 2011
2008 d' Alessandro Nero d' Avola
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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