La Bollina Terre Siciliane Niru Nero d'Avola 2018
- Rich, full-bodied
Things are happening in Sicily. Once a bastion for wines made exclusively from native grapes, it now serves up compelling blends using varieties not normally associated with the island. This one is half natives (nero d’avola and nerello mascalese) and half Bordeaux varieties (cabernet sauvignon and merlot). You get the best of both worlds, a ‘sum is greater than the parts’ wine so to speak. The fruit expression is cherry, mulberry and raspberry, and the secondary notes are vanilla, coffee and cocoa. It finishes with velvety tannins and great length. Let’s hear it for the evolution of Sicilian wine!
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- 25% nero d'avola, 25% nerello mascalese, 25% merlot, 25% cabernet sauvignon
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In the heart of Gavi lies this 120ha property. Where once resided the Marchioness Figari of Genova, the villa onsite is now a luxury hotel where you can live out your dreams of eating and drinking like Italian nobility. Planted over 25ha (the rest dedicated to golf courses and chestnut woods) are traditional grape varieties like cortese, chardonnay, barbera, dolcetto and nebbiolo. Founded in 2009, La Bollina honours the historical and rural traditions of the area, although their winemaking techniques have been completely overhauled. They now use only the best modern winemaking techniques to make the best Piedmontese wines possible.