Red wine made from Sicilian Nero d'Avola grapes which are used with a small quantity of Merlot, overripened in the hot Sicilian sun. After a period of fermentation, it develops in wood that rounds out its noble tannins while preserving the original fragrance and the primary bouquet. A "supple" wine, rich and balanced, that has a long life.
"With a superstar winemaker like Riccardo Cotarella, how could you go wrong? This blend of 80% Nero d'Avola and 20% Merlot is tasty. The Merlot is picked late for additional ripeness, which brings juicy blackberry richness to the wine. Flavors of spice, cinnamon and earth are smooth yet full in the mouth. This is a great red to start off with in an Italian restaurant. By itself, or with a pizza or pasta, you can't beat it."