2016 Gulfi "Nerojbleo" Nero d’Avola Sicilia

SKU #1424282 91 points Vinous

 Dark ruby-red. Musky notes of ripe dark cherry, earth tones and cedar. Then brighter and more linear, with fresh flavors of black/red fruit complicated by herbs and earthy spices. Finishes juicy and long. (ID)  (8/2019)


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Price: $17.99

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By: John Downing | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/9/2019 | Send Email
In my opinion, this is one of the finest examples of Nero d'Avola at the sub twenty dollar price point. Gulfi manages to avoid the overt backed fruit and candied aromas common with this varietal and crafts a darker, richer red with sweet, spicy berry fruit and excellent acidity. This versatile red is especially good with grilled meats, bbq dishes and cheeses.

Additional Information:

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