2012 Gulfi "Nerojbleo" Nero d’Avola Sicilia

SKU #1290850 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This is Gulfi's base wine with some 65,000 bottles produced. The 2012 Sicilia Nerojbleo (100% Nero d'Avola made as a DOC wine) is an opulent and expressive wine that presents the muscular and brawny side of this mighty Sicilian red grape. The bouquet delivers ripe fruit tones with black olive, caper, toasted pistachio nut and a hint of wild fennel. The approach over the palate is steady and muscular. 91+ (ML)  (8/2016)

90 points Vinous

 Bright purple-ruby. Black cherry, plum and floral aromas and flavors have a grapey character. Youthfully chewy and tactile, showing a savory edge on the long, multifaceted finish. This improves greatly with aeration, becoming deeper and more complex; I suggest decanting at least an hour ahead for maximum enjoyment. 90+ (ID)  (12/2016)

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Staff Image By: John Downing | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/26/2018 | Send Email
The owner of this top tier estate once told me that one of the reasons he prizes this wine is that it expresses the darker, more concentrated side of Nero d'Avola. The vineyards are inland in Chiaramonte and thus the wine is a bit bigger shouldered than many of its contemporaries that tend to be a bit brighter, lighter and more red fruited. Gulfi's Nerojbleo is richly textured and full-bodied with delicious spiced plum and blackberry fruit. It's exceptional with bbq and pairs well with grilled meats, red sauced dishes and a variety of heartier meals (and it's great on its own as well).

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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

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.
Sub-Region:

Sicily