2007 Curto "Ikano" Sicilia Rosso (Previously $27)

SKU #1077322

This unusual blend of Nero d'Avola and Merlot from Sicily was aged in a combination of stainless steel and barrique. It shows a spicy nose with dried fruit notes and a touch of chocolate and vanilla. The palate is warm and wonderfully tannic, with serious fullness and harmony and incredible length.

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 By: Reid and Chelene Martin |  Review Date: 8/21/2012 
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Super inky rich unique Merlot offering from Southern Italy.
Drink from 2012 to 2015

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Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
Sub-Region:

Sicily