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Villa Pozzi Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2012
An intense, inky red, the Nero d'Avola seductively reveals a gorgeous perfume of blackberry liqueur, white flowers, vanilla, and a hint of figs delivered in a leather basket. On the palate, this wine is opulent, full-bodied and viscous, with a great intensity, superb purity, and a layered, seamless personality that would convince most tasters that this is New World personified. This wine is the perfect accompaniment to hearty stews and roasted lamb and beef.
The wine itself is somewhat lighter in color than many heavier red wines, but it presents a lovely nose of blackberry, tart cherry, rich leather, dried spices and an interesting twang. The taste was surprising, I was expecting it to be rather tart based on the nose, but rather it was very smooth with tastes of sweet berries, plum and a bit of fig that transitioned into some candied apricots and dusty limestone midpalate. The tannins were somewhat mellow, lending to the round, supple finish that really capped off the fruit. See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/08/2012-villa-pozzi-nero-d.html
Great wine for the price. Will buy more.
Inexpensive, great everyday wine. wonderful on the plate
Two and a half glasses
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WineMaker's Notes:"Seductively reveals a perfume of black-berry, white flowers, vanilla and a hint of figs. Opulent and full bodied, with great intensity, superb purity, and a layered, seamless personality. The perfect companion for hearty stews and roasted lamb.
A rich red grape, sometimes called Italy's Shiraz, Nero D'Avola is grown on the island of Sicily with great success. Villa Pozzi sources it's Nero D'Avola from vineyards in the hills on the western side of the island. Elevations of 1,000 to 1,300 feet and clay soils give these grapes the balance they need to mature fully without becoming overripe. The result is a full, succulent wine with rich fruit, spice and deep color. A tremendous value, enjoy this wine with all of your favorite Italian dishes.
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