Quick Sip: D'Alessandro Winery 2008 Nero d' Avola

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Today’s ‘Quick Sip’ is the d'Alessandro Winery 2008 Nero d' Avola. The d'Alessandro Winery was founded in 2006 and is located on the southwestern coast of Sicily. The label combines old world style with new world techniques to produce traditional Sicilian varietals and wines. Sustainable viticulture practices are employed and all the grapes used in d'Alessandro wines are manually harvested. Additionally, over 8,000 square feet of solar panels power the wine production facility. D'Alessandro wines have been well received upon their recent entry into the American wine market and are affordably priced. Today’s wine is produced from 100% Nero d' Avola, a native red-grape of Sicily known for making some of the area’s nicest wines. Let’s uncork this wine and take a swirl, sniff, and sip.

d'Alessandro Winery 2008 Nero d' Avola

The d'Alessandro Winery 2008 Nero d' Avola is medium brick-red in color with rich berry and sour-cherry aromas that mingle with black olive and complex, mineral-anise accents. These aromas extend to the medium-bodied, well-balanced palate with subtle herbal overtones. While Nero d' Avola can be low in acidity, this particular wine is made in an easy-drinking, food-friendly style with moderate acidity and a pleasant medium-length finish. The wine saw no oak and was matured in cement tanks for three months before bottling to, as the producer put it, “allow the real taste of the rich Sicilian land to shine through.” Like a number of good QPR (quality-to-price-ratio) Italian wines, this selection pairs well with a wide variety of foods and sips nicely on its own. The d'Alessandro Winery 2008 Nero d' Avola clocks in at a moderate 13% ABV, has a synthetic cork enclosure (indicative of a wine meant to be consumed young), and retails for $14.99. Visit the link below to find out more about this producer and where their wines can be found.

Have a question about this post, friends? Feel free to leave a comment or send me an e-mail at myvinespot@yahoo.com, and as always, Happy Sipping! Stay tuned ...more to come! Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample.

CLICK HERE to visit the d'Alessandro Winery website.

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