Monte Pietroso – Nero d'Avola 2021 (DOC Sicilia): my 1st Sicilian red, worthy of a classy mafioso

The Mycenaean Hellenics are believed to have introduced viticulture to Sicily during the Bronze Age, around 600 BC. The Old Greeks brought several grape varieties with them during their colonization of the island, which helped shape Sicily's unique terroir and wine culture. Since then, Sicilians have embraced the art of winemaking, honing their craft over centuries to create the delicious wines that are now world renowned as this 1oo% Nero d'Avola.

Visually a layer of medium-high opacity. Olfactory timid at first that will need time to express itself in the key of bush fruit at its point of maturity. In the mouth round and sweet entry. Development of medium intensity with a very welcome freshness that provides a great balance to the whole. Very nice, the 13.5% vol seems less. The coolness of this Monte Pietroso is explained by the predominant volcanic soils on the island of Sicily. The richness in mineral components contributes to the pH of the wine, and in this case it is key to giving us a positive and recommendable result.

Today Sicily offers a large number of wine styles and micro-climates, which is an interesting point when planning a trip to southern Italy. If you plan to buy this wine, save just over $5 and prepare some Italian delicacies to enjoy with the family. Start with some Penne all'arrabbiatta, the spicy sauce loved by children and the elderly of the house. As a second course, try a Saltimbocca alla Romana, a recipe as traditional as it is delicious.

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