07 March 2014
2011 Lamùri Nero d'Avola
On the occasions when I've spotted this grape on a wine list and ordered it, I've found the waiter or bartender to be eager to talk about it, to pour a little more generously, and to be generally excited about discussing something other than the cheapest option or the prestige brands. It's sort of like having a sincere appreciation of an indie band. Most of the conversations about the Beatles have already happened. It's nice to have a fresh talk about the local band's playlist that's on the house sound system.
2011 Tasca d'Almerita Lamùri Nero d'Avola
100% Nero d'Avola
This particular bottle showed a lot of stewed fruit and brambles, with an overall wild and earthy profile. Medium tannins with a clean finish. It makes an entirely delicious companion to a pizza topped with pepperoni, ham, and other cured pork products.
Note: This wine was provided as a sample for review.