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The opinion of the sommelier
“The team of My VitiBox became bigger since when we welcomed Giorgia, a young Italian lady. I took the opportunity to turn to Sicily this month to let you discover an Italian grape variety, the Nero d’Avola. This varietal has particularly adapted to the Sicilian volcanic soil. This wine made by the Costantino family is characterised by interesting candied fruit notes and it will surprise you with its long aftertaste”.
Nero d’Avola is a renowned Italian grape variety typical from Sicily. It is usually compared to the syrah and it produces strong wines, with a good balance between acidity and alcohol, and it has nice aromas of red fruits.
Light garnet colour, nicely intense.
Intense and pleasant nose. Surrounded by cooked red fruits, strawberry in particular. It also reveals evolving notes of vanilla.
Mouth is sweet and with touches of candied and compote fruits. It’s also supple and fresh.
Service : between 12 et 14°C. Open just before serving. Keep it potentially until 2016.
Food and wine matching
Italian Parma Ham
Pasta alla norma
Panna Cotta with red fruits top
Mr Costantino likes saying that his ambition is “to capture flavours, smells and authenticity of sicilian products”. Established in1960 by Papà Onofrio, also called ”Nonò”, they are the third generations of winegrowers still passionate about vineyards and wine.
Costantino’s vineyards are located in the northwest of western Sicily at 15 km from the coast. They extend from 250 up to 600 meters above sea level and receive all the benefits of the Mediterranean Sea-breeze. Soils are clayey, calcareous and basic, properties that allow the development of high quality wines.
My VitiBox, November. 2013 / bottle
Sold by cases of 3 or 6 bottles until the 30th of November. Delivery in 21 days.
This wine made by the Costantino family is characterised by interesting candied fruit notes and it will surprise you with its long aftertaste.£14.10 Public price £12.00 Subscribers' price
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