Archive for the Sicilia Category

Firriato Primula Nero d’Avola 2009, IGT Sicilia, Italy

Want a good deal? The Primula Nero d'Avola might be one of the best deals on an inexpensive wine I have tried in a while.  Costing $10.45 at Quebec's SAQ, this is only 46 cents more than a bottle of Barefoot that sells for $9.99.  Not that Barefoot is necessarily a measuring stick for the wine industry, but it will let you gauge what this wine might cost where you live.   What gets me revved up about this wine is that unlike lots of cheap wines, it has character, it has typical Sicilian Read more [...]

Lamura Nero d’Avola 2009, Sicilia, Italy

The 2009 Lamura Nero d'Avola smells of earth and clay, with nose tickles of pomegranate and (unfortunately) some metallic characteristics. Some other inexpensive Nd'As have pumped in some artificial smoke, hats off to Lamura for not going that route. The wine is juicy, with light but present tannins. In terms of taste I think the wine is a little bit young, I get a vegetable mix with a not so ripened medley of blackberry, figs and currants. Missing are that full bodied characteristics that you would Read more [...]

ERA Inzolia White Sicila, Sicily, Italy (Organic)

Inzolia grapes are the main ingredient of arguably the best known wine of Sicily; the fortified Marsala. The winemakers at ERA have produced dinner wine with the wonderful, nutty flavoured grape from organic grapes. Not classified as a DOC wine, you do not have to worry about the quality of the ERA Inzolia. From the get go, it has a woody almost bamboo aroma – pleasantly original. On the taste I got strong mineral, granny smith apple and nice nuttiness that you don't have to wait for. Fine wines Read more [...]

Feudo Di Santa Tresa’s 2007 Sicilia IGT Nivuro, Sicily, Italy

If you want to paint a picture of Sicily fifty years ago, you would think of old ladies in frumpy dresses preparing supper outdoors, kids running around the yard and old men sipping wine, smoking cigarettes and gesticulating frantically about the mundane goings on around them. Feudo Di Santa Tresa's 2007 Sicilia IGT Nivuro tastes just like that glass of wine the geezers were sipping on – including the smoke. 70% Nero D'Avola and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon this wine lives on the fine edge between smooth Read more [...]
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