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Cusumano Nero d'Avolatext

Cusumano Nero d'Avola 2020

Sicily, ItalyThe Cusumano Nero d'Avola has been around for a while, and the attention to detail leads to an intriguing modern style. The family owns and operates over 1,000 acres of vineyards across Sicily, and this is estate grown. The nero is densely planted, with over 5000 plants per hectare, yielding an almost modest 60 hectolitres per hectare. The fermentation is done in stainless steel, and the fruit sees no oak over its five months ageing on its lees. Instead, look for a peppery, black raspberry affair with a savoury undercarriage that finishes lean and dry with a touch of cardamom and licorice. A pasta red for sure, but grilled ribs would be a good match too. Again the price is a bonus.Tasted: 09 May 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
AB$20.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: CusumanoDistributors: Stile Brands
Grape: Nero d'AvolaCSPC: 143610UPC: 8028262000141