Calea Nero d'Avola 2017
Made from vineyards in the western part of Sicily, Calea Nero d'Avola expresses the classic nature of the grape, in a fresh, balanced, crowd-pleasing style. Nero d'Avola is indigneous to Sicily, and is the island's most well-known and important grape. Over the years we have tasted many Nero d'Avola wines with varying levels of quality. This winter, we decided to sit down with a full range of producers in reasonable pricepoints to find the best money could buy. This Calea was the clear favorite. The taste is authentic Sicily, the fruit expression is ripe and pure, but not heavy (one of our 'knocks' on some of these Nero's) and let's face it, can you beat the price? Black cherry, mocha and fresh earth flavors will match perfectly with pizza, tomato salads, or a big platter of Italian cheeses and salumi.