Category Archives: Nero D’Avola

2007 Maurigi Bacca Rossa IGT Sicilia

Second to last bottle that I picked up a half case of after tasting. I was curious how this Southern Italian blend would age. Purple ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium intensity, loaded with mineral, wild berry, dried herbs, anise, not oaky, with lots of earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannin, medium+ acidity, black licorice, dried herbs, hay, red berries, with good depth of complexity, and descent finish. Interesting wine!

2005 Regaleali Tasca d’Almerita Lamuri Nero d’Avola

Dark ruby to purple color, serious stain to the legs. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, blackberries, figs, plum, herbs, black tea, foxy, meaty, lots of spice and pepper, with some oak, and some earth. On the palate, dry, medium+ body, medium+ tannin, medium acidity, loaded with inky black fruit, muscular wine, with a powerful…Continue Reading

2006 Martorana Colonna IGT Nero d’Avola & Syrah

We polished off two bottles of this after working Thanksgiving at the restaurant, and three other wines, which could have been the reason I was so lethargic yesterday, must remember to drink more water next time. While searching the net for images there were some unfavorable reviews that called for more cellaring and aeration. I…Continue Reading

2007 Maurigi Bacca Rossa Sicily IGT

60% Nero d’avola, 20% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. I tried this a few times and picked up a few bottles because I was so intrigued. On the nose, youthful aromas, medium+ intensity, chalky earth, spice, green olive, wild berry, pomegranate, serious earth, not overtly oaky. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, interesting array of flavors,…Continue Reading