Rarely do you begin by just tasting a wine as one of many in a tasting but end up sharing it with everyone you know and serving it at dinner. This wine by Valle Dell’Acate is perfect with herb-crusted lamb chops. Much like you might find if drinking a Nero d’Avola in Sicily, where this wine was grown and made. Maybe it’s the bit of age on it, but this wine drinks like silk with a nose full of cherry and raspberry fruit and overlaying hints of baking spices. Well balanced and elegant on the palate with refined fruit, black pepper and soft tannins. A long, satisfying finish makes this wine perfect for every day drinking or paired with meats and hard cheeses.

WHO: Valle Dell’Acate

WHAT: Nero d’Avola