Gulfi Nerobufaleffij 2006

Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy

Price: $55.00 $34.99
Save $20.01 (36%)
Item No. 110105
  • RP93
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Nerobufaleffi offers a gentle and exotic rendition of Nero d'Avola. Bright, multifaceted bouquet, featuring well-delineated aromas of ripe red berry fruit, roasted flowers, cedar, chalk and nutmeg. In the mouth Nerobufaleffi displays a delicious silky texture, loaded with fresh acidity and laced with penetrating flavors of ripe red cherry, roasted flowers and aromatic sandalwood. Tannins are fine-grained and lead to a bright, persistent, savory finish. The wine will likely reach its plateau of maturity between 8 and 15 years of bottle age.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Nero d'Avola Nerobufaleffi is one of the firmer wines in this line up. Here the ripe red fruit sits on a beautifully precise vein of minerality that gives the wine its phenomenal length and balance. Sweet flowers, licorice and anise add lift on the finish. This isn’t the richest Nero d’Avola from Gulfi, rather it is a wine where the structural elements play a key role in the wine’s personality, very much like Barolo or Barbaresco. Accordingly, another year or two in bottle will do the Nerobufaleffi a world of good. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022. "
93 Points

Learn About Gulfi Map ItMap It

It is a cliche that Sicilian wines are very similar among each other, especially when talking about wines from Pachino in Val di Noto, which is an area further south than Tunis. The Nerobuffaleffj, Neromaccarj, Nerobaronj, Nerosanlore are crus that take their name from the localities that they originate from and that are only a few kilometres, or even a few hundred metres, away...

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Learn About Sicily

(SIH-sih-lee) Sicily makes a lot o' wine. From Marsala, the sweet, fortified wine of the region, to up-and-coming Nero d'Avola, this hot and hilly region is diverse. Sicily was at one time more quantity focused than quality, and while it's still producing a great deal of wine, the quality coming out is much better. With poor soil (great for grapes), warm sunshine, little...

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Learn About Nero d'Avola

Nero d'Avola (NEH-roe Dah-VOE-lah) Sicilian Style Sicily, the warm island off the coast of Italy, has found its grape hero. Nero d'Avola has long been the indigenous grape variety of the area, but was originally relegated as a blending agent to add color and body to other wines of the region. In the past few decades, Nero d'Avola has come into...

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