2016 Nero d'Avola (Valle dell' Cate "Case Ibidini")
Valle dell'Acate "Tenuta Ibidini", Nero d'Avola, Sicilia, Italy 2016100% Nero d'Avola ASH, BLACKBERRY, RASPBERRY, EASY, FRIENDLY TANNIN Tenuta Ibidini (pronounced ‘bidini) takes its name from the ancient root word Bidis, the name for the early Hellenic settlers in the area. Tradition has it that Nero d'Avola was brought to Sicily by the Greeks, though it is also known as "Calabrese," suggesting it may have come from the region of Calabria. Regardless of its origins, it is the most planted variety on the island and produces deeply colored wines ranging in style from youthful and juicy to rich and complex. This version offers tremendous bang for the buck with its dark fruit and oh so drinkable and friendly tannins. Serving Suggestion: Friendly enough for roasted meaty fish like cod with a meat stock reduction sauce; venison grilled with juniper berries.