Producer: Tenute Senia - Sicily, Italy
Wine: 2020 Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG
Varietal: 50% Nero d’Avola, 50% Frappato
Tasting Notes: Notes of red roses, cherries, wild blackberries, cranberries, black pepper, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, dried orange peel, licorice, hints of carob, cocoa beans, leather, balsamic scent. Tannins are round, structured, juicy with a vibrant acidity. The flavors match the aromas harmoniously with a long finish of licorice, cocoa bean and brandied cherries.
Food: Risotto with mushroom sauce, swordfish with capers and tomatoes, seared tuna with caramelized onions, rice arancini with saffron and cheese, eggplant caponata, braised octopus and fennel sausage pizza.
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.