Monday, March 16, 2015

Modest Monday - Wines Under $10: Cantine Colosi Sicilia Rosso

Cantine Colosi Sicilia Rosso 2011
Sicily, Italy

Oh my, this wine is delicious! So very much better than the last Nero d'Avola I reviewed... Rich and soft, perfect to keep you warm on a cold winter's night.

Review: A deep ruby color, this Sicilian beauty has ripe aromas of black plums, bramble, and currants. On the palate, it's dry with moderate acidity, a round body, and soft easy tannin. The flavors bring more dark fruit, sweet spice, and toasty cocoa. The finish is a bit on the short side, but overall, this is a very nice little wine. It has a balanced structure and concentrated fruit. At $9.99, it offers a fantastic value.

Food Pairing: I'll be having mine with some rich beef stew. 

Bottom Line: I'm delighted by this wine. Ripe fruit, soft texture, and great value. I dig it.

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2011
  • PLACE: Sicilia IGP (Indicazione Geografica Protetta)
  • GRAPE: Nero d'Avola
  • AGEING: 6 months Slavonian oak, 4 months in bottle
  • BOOZE: 13.5%
  • CELLAR: Drink Now through 2017

Where did I get it? MacArthur Beverages
What's the damage? Low Price

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