2014 Caravaglio "Nero du Munti" Corinto Nero Sicilia

SKU #1276385 90 points Vinous

 Very dark red-ruby. Aromas of ripe plum, black cherry jam and violet. Juicy, lively and classically dry, conveying a light touch to the blackberry, spice and ink flavors. Nicely perfumed and vibrant on the finish. Made from century-old Corinto Nero vines. (ID)  (12/2015)

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Staff Image By: John Downing | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/24/2016 | Send Email
This one caught me off guard, as I wasn't anticipating tasting such an impressive red from the island of Lipari, located off the coast of Sicily. Over 80 percent of Caravaglio's Corinto vines are at least 150 years old, as the volcanic soils prevent vine disease and the maritime winds keep the vines healthy. This rich and deeply flavored red boasts waves of plum and dark berry fruit, exotic spices and mild ripe tannins that round it out. It's a lot of wine for the price and a rare treat from one of the world's unspoiled isles.

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Alcohol Content (%): 13