2017 Artigiano Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC

2017 Artigiano Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC

Antoine Huray

"Tarry black jelly bean flavours on a ripe but not overripe palate. Easy drinking."

Antoine Huray

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Antoine Huray

"Tarry black jelly bean flavours on a ripe but not overripe palate. Easy drinking."

Antoine Huray

RRP: $20.00 per bottle $19.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $5.00 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

What a delight to land upon a real, in the flesh, Sicilian Nero that has both loads of black, jubey fruit flavour and yet isn't alcoholic and clapped out? The Artigiano range remains a source of wonder. As in, we wonder why more Nero doesn't taste as vibrant as this black fruited red. Delicious

Tech stuff

13.5
Sicily
2017
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2022
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Intense ruby colour and perfumed black cherry and wild berry fruit flavours. Lifted, yet surprisingly rich on the mid palate, it has a smooth tannic structure and a long lingering finish.

How was it made?

Nero d’Avola is Siciliy’s most precious red grape and one of Italy’s most important indigenous varietals. Until the 1980s it was  almost exclusively used to add colour and weight to the lighter reds of France and Northern Italy as it had a tendency to run to alcohol. However modern techniques, both in the vineyard and in the winery, allow winemakers nowadays to maintain the inherent varietal character without the overwhelming alcohol. As a result Nero is often compared to Shiraz, with smooth fruit flavours and very approachable tannins.

Who made it?

Artigiano is an exciting brand of artisan wines, made and imported by McLaren Vale’s Aramis Vineyards. Each wine is produced in consultation with Aramis’s own winemakers, with the sole aim of capturing the essence of classic Italian wine styles, using local varietals made in the traditional styles. Some are well-known and loved, such as our Veneto Pinot Grigio, while others may be a little left of centre (Sicilian Grillo, anyone?), but each of the wines shares two common features – vibrant, expressive flavours, and outstanding value for money.

Not quite what you’re looking for?
Kamil Narayan

Senior Wine Advisor

I love experimenting with wines and encourage our Wine Collective members to try something different all the time. It’s amazing how the same grape variety from 2 different regions made by 2 different wine makers can taste so different. Some wines can be enjoyed on their own while others are better with food. If we all liked the same thing we’d be pretty boring.

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