Feudi del Pisciotto is a classic mid-weight Nero. It smells of raspberries, dark fruits, violets and a hint of funk. The palate of Feudi del Pisciotto is dense, savoury, soft tannins, with the classic Italian Amaro finish.
Feudi del Pisciotto Versace Nero d’Avola 2019, and all wines are eligible for at least 5% off any six bottles. And 10% off any 12 bottles. Some wines will be at a more significant discount and not subject to further discounts.
With 33 hectares of new vineyards to play with. The team at Feudi del Pisciotto have set out to make the best wine possible from Sicily. That means Feudi del Pisciotto grow the classic varieties of Sicily alongside Cabernet, Chardonnay and even Pinot Noir. Such open minds have led to excellent wines.
Feudi del Pisciotto Versace Nero d’Avola 2019 Wine Review
“The 2019 Nero d’Avola Versace blossoms in the glass, hints of wet pavement yielding to sweet violets, lavender, blackberry and clove. This envelops the palate in juicy dark fruits contrasted by wild herbs and brisk acids. It cleans up nicely through the long, peppery finish, where nuanced tannins create a classically dry impression. Drinking window: 2021 – 2025”
In a constant tussle with Puglia to win the title of largest volume produced each year, the wines of Sicily are as varied as its history. Delicate whites, full-bodied reds and, of course, Marsala show the variation in climate and abilities of the various regions within the Island.
Sicily’s boldest red grape. It is capable of getting very ripe, is very charming with soft acidity. It is often blended with other varieties to balance out its exuberance. Look for flavours of black cherry and plum, liquorice, tobacco and herbal notes. Nero d’Avola is finding its feet in Australia. It has an affinity for warm, dry climates and, therefore the thrives in the Murray-Darling climate. This gives growers a chance to make quality, characterful wines from a region often associated with casks.
There are 1000s and 1000s of grapes in Italy. There are sub-alpine cool-climate regions in the North and Sun-baked vineyards in the South. Add to that volcanoes and many cultures within one Country. You could struggle to find anything uniform about the wines. The best of the best include Tuscan reds from Sangiovese or Cabernet. Nebbiolo from Piedmont, especially Barolo and Barbaresco. The aromatic whites of NE Italy from Garganega, Pinot Grigio, and numerous crazy blends. The volcanic wines of Mt Etna in Sicily. And many more.
The only generalisation I will make is that a lot of Italian wine is undervalued when compared to a similar French style.
Wine is the result you get from fermented grape juice. There is proof of wine production dating back 8000 years ago. Fashions, innovations and many other factors have influenced the way wine has evolved over the years.
The wine grape is special. It contains everything you need to make grape wine except for the yeast, which lives on the outside of the skins.
Human inputs can influence the final product, including the viticulture (growing) choices. And the winemaker can shape the wine to a point too.
The best wines of the world often refer to terroir. Terroir is a French term that refers to all the climatic, geological and topographical influences on a specific piece of land. And it is true that neighbouring vineyards, grown identically, can taste noticeably different.
Fun fact; most of the colour for wines comes from the skins. There are only a handful of grapes that have red juice. Alicante is the most well known of these grapes.
By macerating the juice on the skins, the wine gains tannins and flavours. Certain compounds change the chemistry of the wine too.
Red wines tend to have higher alcohol. More tannin and more oak flavours compared to other styles of wine. But the thousands of grapes and terroirs they grow in influence this.
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