2014 Il Gattopardo Nero d'Avola - Syrah Sicilia

SKU #1294543

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Price: $9.99

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Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/27/2017 | Send Email
I tasted this wine as a favor for a salesman friend but I had little hope that I would like this wine. Syrah and Nero d’Avola as a blend just didn’t seem to work in my mind, yet this wine is super and when you factor in the price it is almost unbelievable. The nose is Nero d’Avola, that gentle, plum sweetness you’d expect but not an over-ripe version just clean, and faceted aromatics. On the palate you can feel the presence of the Syrah; it adds structure, mid palate density and a layer of sophistication, while the Nero d’Avola’s fruit keeps it from being heavy. The finish is balanced, fresh, with good body that shows you weight without being heavy, the perfect wine for your Tuesday Lasagna.
Drink from 2017 to 2020

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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. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
Sub-Region:

Sicily