This is made from the Sicilian red grape Nero d’Avola. It comes from a limestone-based vineyard around Pachino in the Val di Noto region of Sicily.
Cherry in color with just a bit of copper, almost a bit cloudy in the glass. Stewed rubarb and cherry, cocoa and a touch of vanilla and Old World vegetable components on the nose. Very complex with dark berry fruit, sour cherry with some tar and mineral notes on the palate, soft tannins — quite approachable (I am not sure if I would put this down much longer).
A very nice wine, though at this price point ($30) I think there might be better options in terms of value. But this was a very nice bottle of wine that paired perfectly with tomato sauce with meatballs and sausage.