Nero d’Avola


Fattorie Romeo del Castello ‘Allegracore’ Etna Rosso 2013, Sicily, Italy (£19.50 Tanners) Intriguing wine, gently spicy with a hint of smoky bacon – oak or not? – alongside the warm, plummy red cherry and strawberry flavours. Lovely violet fragrance too, but there’s also a whack of tannin for a backbone. […]

Two reds from Sicily


Extra Special Nero d’Avola 2012, Sicilia (£7 Asda) Warm, friendly winter wine, with a slightly raisinny edge to its heart plummy flavours, and a touch of savoury complexity on the finish – classic stew wine. B+ Barone di Bolaro Cirò Rosso Classico Superiore 2011, Calabria (£7.25 The Wine Society) Ah, […]

Wine Tasting Video: Italian Reds from Sicily, Calabria & Tuscany