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Lamuri Nero d’Avola Sicilia- 2010

Lamuri Nero d'Avola 2010Lamuri, which stands for “Love” in Sicilian dialect, is a 100% Nero d’Avola wine produced by the Tasca d’Almerita winery in Sicily.

The Nero d’Avola grapes come from 10-15 year old vines that are planted in sandy soils and combined with the local micro-climate gives this Lamuri its unique character. The wine is dark ruby-red in color and is medium-bodied. Lush ripe blackberry and cherry flavors combined with hints of smoke and vanilla, soft tannins and beautiful acidity result in a excellent Italian wine.

Great value wine that can be enjoyed on its own or with your favorite pasta dishes. Lamuri received 87 points from the Wine Enthusiast and 91 points from The Wine Advocate.

Produced and bottled by Tasca d’Almerita, Sclafani Bagni, Sicily, Italy.

Imported by: Winebow Inc., NYC, NY.

Alc. 14%

$15

 

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Mandrarossa Nero d’Avola 2011

Mandrarossa Nero d'Avola 2011This is the 2011 vintage of the Mandrarossa Nero d’Avola produced by the Settesoli winery on Sicily.

Still a great value wine with ripe dark cherry fruit and hints of licorice. The 2011 MandraRossa is a lot darker (more tannins) than the 2010 vintage and I actually prefer the 2010 vintage. However, for $8-9 you can’t go wrong here. Pair it with your favorite Italian meatballs and pasta.

USA Importers: Palm Bay International, Boca Raton, FL.

Alc. 13.5%

$9

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MandraRossa Nero d’Avola 2010

Mandrarossa Nero d'Avola 2010This is a great smooth red wine from Sicily, made from Nero d’Avola grapes that are native to Sicily.

At first I thought I was drinking a Spanish wine, because I didn’t look at the label at first, since the flavor profile has such a rich dark fruit character. That being said, this dark ruby red wine is not overpowering and it still has a nice smooth layered taste to it, with plenty of ripe berry flavors and hints of vanilla and licorice. With medium tannins and long finish, this excellent value wine would pair very well with a variety of pasta dishes.

Produced and bottled by the Settesoli winery, Menfi, Sicily, Italy.

Imported by: Palm Bay International, Boca Raton, FL.

Alc. 13.5%

$8

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