Cusumano, 2016 Nero D’Avola, Italy

A beautiful dark ruby wine in a bottle with a glass stopper/reusable cork!  Seriously cool really. 

The grape varietal Nero D’Avola is considered the most important red wine  grape in Sicily and is one of Italy’s most important indigenous varieties. It was imported originally by the Greeks so it is an old grape. Interestingly this grape is blended with other varieties like Merlot and Syrah. I think we were pretty lucky to find this particular bottle as being a standalone and not a blend.

This is a pretty bold but balanced wine ready to enjoy now. 

It’s got a lovely spicy nose with cherry and wet bark. 

Flavors of dark fruits like black cherry and plum and a little jammy. It’s dry and not overly sweet with some chocolate. 

The lingering flavors of this wine are mellow with a little spice and balance. 

This is a great Sicilian wine that actually paired pretty well with the salmon and truffle salt French fries!

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