Romolo Buccellato Nero d'Avola Wine Label
2008 Romolo Buccellato Nero d'Avola

Tasted: 17 Jun 2010  /  Cost When Tasted: $14
Reviewed By: Mike Supple
Type: Dry Red Wine
Grape(s): Nero d'Avola
Region: Sicily, Italy

Thoughts: While some of the best wines in the world come from Italy, it can often be tough to find a good value Italian wine. But one that does seem to consistently deliver is Sicily's native Nero d'Avola grape. This is a particularly good choice for any fan of Pinot Noir - the fruit is dark and spicy, yet the body of the wine is smooth and light. This particular wine has a fairly high amount of acidity - common to many Italian wines - making it a great match for many types of foods. While not a wine that will be taking home any gold medals, the 2008 Buccellato Nero d'Avola has good structure, nice flavors and it goes down smooth.

Tastes/Smells: Dark cherry, cinnamon, strawberry, leather
Body: Medium
Tannin: Low - Soft
Acid: High
Sugar: None
Length: Short

Food Suggestions: Beef, wild boar, sausage, butternut squash ravioli
Drink Timeline: 2010 - 2012

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