|OVERVIEW||Vigneti Zabu is located in Sambuca di Sicilia in Sicily, Italy. Untouched by factories and rich with ancient vineyards, Sambuca di Sicilia is a land of generations of vintners. With bright skies and the crystal-clear waters of Lake Arancio, it is easy to see why wineries in the area work to preserve the natural land and avoid pollution. The grape varietal, Nero d'Avola translates directly to 'Black of Avola,' a reference to the grape's distinctive dark colouring. During the Middle Ages, Nero d'Avola was used to add colour and body to wines in Italy; today however, it is used for single varietal wines, full in body and flavour. The grape was once frequently traded of the coast of the island, in the port town of Avola, hence the origins of its name. Meant to be enjoyed young, drink this wine between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius within the next year.|
How it smells
Restrained at first, it opens to bright cherry and cranberry. Left longer, light balsamic touches start to show on day two!
How it tastes
Aged in stainless steel tanks, there are no traces of wood or earth, but instead the palate is filled with juicy berries. We picked up on raspberry and light chocolate. Again, with time some balsamic. Acidity is in check and the tannins are big, yet balanced and trail off with a medium length finish.
Recommended food pairing
Pork and poultry are a great match for Nero d'Avola, either roasted or barbecued. Sliders and slaw are a great option!
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