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Syrah & Nero d’Avola IGP Terre Siciliane 2013 (75cl) – Nino Gandolfo

£14.99

Buying the case of 6 bottles you will save 10% A fresh and fruity blend of Syrah and Nero d\'Avola grapes.

Syrah (70%) and Nero d’Avola (30%), the two indigenous Sicilian red grapes, come together in this SYNE, part of the Pietro line, in honour to Nino’s father. Since their similarities they do no curse one with the other, on the contrary, they blend to unite the qualities of both, one more fresh and red fruit oriented, the other more reminding of ripe black fruit. The blend results in a wider taste, more complex and more exciting. The complexity is also due to the aging of half of the volume during almost two years in medium toasted American barrels. The already rich base now is agreeably loaded with more vanilla and wood tannins, which give the wine also a long aging potential (5-8 years).

Nero d'Avola IGP Terre Siciliane 2016 (75cl) - Nino Gandolfo

£12.49

Buying the case of 6 bottles you will save 10% Unlike many others Nero d’ Avola is full-bodied but smooth, rounded, warm, and delightfully acid – just at the right point. It is fruity, strongly reminiscent of ripe red berry fruit, black cherry, black plum, violet, liquorice, tobacco and (Chile) pepper flavours. Dry With smooth tannins, quite strong, but not sharp at all, in good balance with the alcohol. It can age until 4-5 years.

Nero d\'Avola is the most important red wine grape in Sicily and is one of Italy\'s most important indigenous varieties. It is named after Avola in the south-east of Sicily; the vine likes hot and arid climates. A well-made Nero has good dark concentration. Because of its wild character some colleagues blend their Nero d’Avola with Frappato, Nerello Mascalese, Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, to obtain less acidity, more elegance, more oral fragrance and softer fruit. This young NE however is Nero d’Avola in purity.