NERO. Vineyard: Castellargo Varietal: Nero d’Avola Region: Sicily, Italy Year: 2014 Price: $11 Retailer: Le Grand Triage
Nero. Need I say more?
I’m keeping this short yet deep because that is exactly what this wine is. The most profound label I’ve ever seen because of its simplicity. One word, one color, and a twist off?
I’ve been on a Nero d’Avola kick lately. Why? I’m not entirely certain. Maybe because the weather is starting to get a bit nicer and I taste it as a transitional wine from winter to warmer winter, to spring? Not sure, but what I am sure of, is this NERO! It’s almost as if this label is giving you a glimpse into the wine. It screams very dark RED. Through the label and floating in the glass but more specifically on the palate. It’s super fruit forward, in a good way. Meaning? Lots of dark cherry and blackberries with slight tannins at the finish making it super smooth and easy to drink. Want more? It’s only $11! This is a ridiculously good value for Nero.
To conclude, try it on a Friday night on the couch with Sicilian pizza (preferably from Brooklyn's finest, L&B Spumoni Gardens) and a binge on Netflix. Finish with a dark chocolate and sea salt treat (we love Swanson's Clarke's Bark)!