Sunday, January 27, 2008
Martorana Contrada Ragabo Nero D'Avola 2006 wine review by (PB)
This Sicilian varietal is purple-cranberry hue with floral overtones and loads of cherry fruit with plum notes in the nose.
On the palate this wine emits stewed fruit with light flavored notes of gentle fruit in the finish. Breathing it, there is a touch of earthiness with sour cherry notes and finishes very nicely with a solid fruit finish. This is one of the numerous discoveries of a group called "Small Vineyards" indicated by a small sticker on the label. They find the small vineyards who would not be able to compete in the normal market due to size and are marketed under the "Small Vineyards" logo.
It' a nice idea and this was a tasty Nero D"Avola for $10 so raise a glass.
Posted by PB at 2:01 PM