''Delicate bouquet of fresh pepper, cardamom, tea leaves and dried sour cherry. A Juicy palate entry with lively acidity interplay, appears fresh with an animating light-footed texture, fine tannin, with red fruit aromas.'' 92 Points, Falstaff Wine Guide
Hi Folks, The biggest Island in the Mediterranean 'Sicily' has more than four thousand years of wine growing expertise produced in diverse styles thanks to its unique topography and terroir. One of the island's signature reds which has made Sicilian wine a hot property throughout the World is Nero D'Avola. Which leads us to today's featured wine the 2019 Fondo Antico Nene Nero D'Avola! This medium bodied red is made in a fresh fruit-driven style with fine aromas of cherries, spices and dark fruits with smooth tannins and a slightly savoury finish. At Australia's best price of just $26.95 this a great introduction to Sicily's most famous varietal and is sure to be a winner with the cooler weather ahead of us! I should also add that the Vinous World has definitely stood up and taken notice of the quality coming from Fondo Antico which in recent years has over the critics from Australia and Abroad.
''Delicately spicy bouquet of fresh pepper, cardamom, tea leaves and dried sour cherry. A Juicy palate entry with lively acidity interplay, appears fresh with an animating light-footed texture, fine tannin, ends on red fruit aromas.'' 92 Points, Sardinian Trophy 2021, Falstaff Wine Guide
''Smooth and juicy, this opens with aromas of ripe black-skinned berry, violet and baking spice. The aromas carry over to the savory palate, along with spiced blueberry and white pepper. Rounded tannins and fresh acidity provide the easy-going framework.'' Best Buy Recommendation, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast Magazine (Previous Vintage Review)
''This nero d'Avola sums up the welcoming warmth of Sicilian red wine well. It smells exotic with cherry, prune, spice and orange peel aromas that track through a complex, middleweight palate of smooth, easy richness. Soft tannins and a tangy, ripe/savoury finish complete the picture.'' Ralph Kyte - Powell, Good Food Wine Guide (Previous Vintage Review)
''Until recently Sicilian wine was a bit of a mystery to many of us, but that’s changing as Australians become more familiar with the magical properties of good Italian wine. This nero d’avola has a bright ruby colour of medium-depth, aroma reminiscent of cherries, prunes, orange peel and spice. It’s medium-bodied, complex and richly-flavoured, combining ripe and savoury threads together through a smooth mouthful, finished with soft ripe tannins and a tangy aftertaste.'' The Real Review (Previous Vintage Review)
''Tasting Sicilian reds from 2019's is a real treat. They are vibrant, sleek, fruit-filled yet focused.'' Eric Guido, Vinous Media