Producer: Tenute Senia - Sicily, Italy
Wine: 2019 Vittoria Nero d’Avola Nakri DOC
Varietal: 100% Nero d’Avola
Tasting Notes: Intense aromas of black cherries, plums, and ripe fruits. On the palate, it delivers a rich blend of licorice, black cherries, hints of graphite, and cocoa, all supported by excellent acidity and chewy tannins. This wine presents a harmonious and captivating experience, combining the allure of dark fruit with an elegant structure.
Food: Lasagna with mushrooms, meatballs, pizza, lamb tagine, grilled beef fillet, oxtail soup, black lentils and shitake mushrooms, and barbecued grilled beef ribs
Cellaring: Drink now
Chiaramonte Gulf - Sicily, Italy
Tenute Senia was established in 1850 in the Chiaramonte Gulf (encompassing the districts of Senia, Mortilla and Serravalle) and the same family has been growing 43 acres of native grapes as well as 7 acres of olive groves and some carob trees and persimmons for 7 generations. No pesticides or herbicides are used on this property cared for by three women: Angela, the owner and winemaker, her sister Valentina, the cellar/export/hospitality manager and their mother Pina who helps with her lifelong expertise in all aspects of the process. This link between women and wine is reminiscent of the history of this area called Contrada Senia where, in the 15th century, a woman was already marketing and selling wines and oils. This single district is the equivalent of a climate and is rich in limestone soil with volcanic subsoil where Sicilia DOC, Vittoria DOC, and Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG shine.