Monday, May 21, 2012

Torresella 2008 Nero d'Avola

Nero d’Avola (Calabrese) is the most important and widely planted red-wine grape variety in Sicily. Vast volumes of Nero d’Avola are produced on the island every year, and have been for centuries. The dark-skinned grape is of great historical importance to Sicily and takes its present-day name from the town of Avola on the island’s south-east coast. The area was a hotbed of trade and population movement during the Middle Ages and Nero d’Avola was frequently used to add color and body to lesser wines on the Italian mainland.

Nero d'Avola is the signature variety of Sicily, the land of sea, sun, art and good food. At Torresella, meticulous selection has created a wine that reflects the authentic Sicilian spirit in Nero d'Avola's aromatic abundance of red fruits, spices, and Mediterranean herbs. Torresella's sustainable practices, symbolized on the label, ensure an ongoing commitment to preserving the environment.

I found this to be very grape like and less wine, the sour taste and fruity texture didn't meet my tasting standards.

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