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Liotro Nero D’Avola Baglio di Gio 2009

06 Mar

Liotro have for many years made one of the finest value wines in Sicily. Their Nero D’Avola can usually be found for $10.00 and trust me, it’s a phenomenal amount of wine for just a little more than 2 gallons of gas – stay home tonight, save on the gas and have a bottle of that. If you can then find the Liotro Nero D’Avola “Baglio di Gio” stay home for 2 days and drink this instead. It’s the reserve version and it’s worth every penny at $20.00. This is the pure essence of Sicily and Etna in a bottle. It pours almost opal black and you breathe in notes of wood ash, bramble and a heady mix of truffle and wild mushroom. Even before you drink it you sense that you are eating the best bowl of spaghetti y funghi you have ever had. I loved the texture of the wine too – there’s a roughness to it that makes the wine more than just a two dimensional pour – it’s like drinking a red wine with a mouthful of blackcurrants and dried raisins. This is a big, earthy, structured wine that begs for some food and maybe even a little decanting beforehand. I’m not crazy about the label, I like the elephants but this is a classy wine that should be better dressed!

  • Producer: Liotro
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Varietal: Nero D’Avola
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Sicily
  • Production: On the small side
  • Availability: Yes. $20.00pb $17.00pb on 12

Order: Ordering is simple. Click on the e-mail link below and tell me how many bottles you think you may want. We’ll figure out the rest from there and reply to your e-mail within 1 day.

wineatfive@verizon.net

 
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