90% Corinto Nero 90% and 10% Nero d’Avola. Organic. From the tiny volcanic island of Lipari off the north coast of Sicily. Grapes are hand-harvested. The de-stemmed grapes are fermented using the yeasts naturally present on the grapes, with a long maceration of the wine with the skins. After devatting, the wine is decanted to barrels for the malolactic fermentation. About a year later, it is transferred into a steel tank. No clarification is done, just static decanting before the bottling. Deep red-ruby color. Inky plum, blackcurrant and savory spices are complicated by minerals and fresh flowers on the nose. Medium-bodied. Silky, juicy and deep, conveying a restrained sweetness and outstanding finesse to its apple, plum and mineral flavors. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and repeating notes of minerals and herbs. GIRASOLE WINE - 20% OFF THRU MAY!
This wine is similar in weight and texture to the famous Etna Rossos of nearby Sicily. Pair is as you would one of these or a Nebbiolo-based wine, with rich dishes such as stews, grilled meats, hearty pastas or lasagna.