27 February 2015

Civias Acanteo Nero d'Avola


I haven't had much chance to sample the wines from Sicily, but wow! This was absolutely fabulous!

The nose was full of raspberry jam, browned butter and sugar notes. It smelled like a pie fresh out of the oven.

It was almost overwhelmingly dry, with sharp, chocolatey tannins. There was very little fruit, just a hint of dark cassis, but it popped with tongue-tingling acidity. All that, wrapped in silky minerality.

It was an impressive wine, all the more so for being less than $15. I will have to check out more from Sicily!