Intensely ruby-red in color with supple aromas of ripe black cherry and blackberry, followed by spicy notes of charcoal, vanilla and black pepper. On the palate, bursting flavors of ripe fruit and exotic spice are balanced by pleasant acidity and silky tannins.
Delicious with roasted meats, eggplant parmigiana, pasta, grilled pork chops and veal casseroles.
I grew up drinking Nero d'Avola and haven't seen a good one in the U.S. in some time. This is a good one, a very good one.
The tannins in this Nero D'Avola were not as soft as other Nero's I have tasted. The finish a little bitter. Despite this it was balanced.