As with the prior vintage, the 2017 Feudo Montoni Nero d'Avola does not conquer with strength, but with elegance. Complex aromas of fruit and spices are in harmony with an intoxicating hint of cinnamon on the backend. This impeccable Sicilian red has notes of menthol and fresh dark cherry on the palate. Strawberry, fig and dried plum are balanced by a dash of spice. No oak, this wine is pure and delicious! It is velvety and laced with just the right amount of tannin. We were incredibly impressed with this Sicilian stunner that can take you from Saturday night eggplant lasagna or simply with a wedge of cheese.
The Fine Wines Of Italy: Italy is the world's largest producer of wine. Throughout Italy's long history, fine Italian wine and food have been integral to its culture. As a result, Italy has numerous indigenous varietals that are grown specifically to compliment foods from its particular regions. The most well known Italian wine regions are Piedmont, Tuscany and Veneto. In Piedmont, the age worthy noble red varietal Nebbiolo is king, while in Tuscany, Sangiovese is the prominent red varietal. In the Veneto, Corvina and Molinara are the primary planted red varietals. Italy has many indigenous and widely planted white varietals such as Venmentino, Falanghina, Tocai Fruliano, Arneis and Cortese, but Pinot Grigio is by far the most well known. Other notable Italian wines come from Sardinia, Umbria, Campania, and Sicily. Fine Italian wines are made by many great producers, however, we are quite fond of the following wines of Italy: Antinori, Bruno Giacosa, Paolo Scavino, Gaja, Castello Banfi, La Spinetta, Luigi Pira, Alesino, Siro Pacenti, Ciacci Piccolomini, Giacomo Borgogno & Figil, Tenuta San Guido and many other Italian wines.