What do you get when you mix a volcano with limestone?
The best $21 Sicilian red wine on the planet.
Enter the 2017 Gulfi Nerobaronj: an exquisite crimson elixir that is absolutely perfect for anything you throw at it, and in fact, pairs perfectly with life itself.
It carries the zeal and energy of the Sicilian people with every sip, as the chalky terrain highlights this Nero d’Avola’s subtle and mineral-laced character wrapped in luscious and vibrant fruit. The 40-year-old vines add depth and concentration to an already masterful offering, highlighted by ripe red cherries, plums, blond tobacco, dried roses, citrus-laced minerality, blackberries, and wild herbs. The palate is warm and generous with tannins that envelope the palate and are unmistakably Italian.
Nero d’Avola is one of Sicliy’s most amazing creations. An indigenous grape of this infamous island, it’s the perfect example of how rugged Italian wine can still express purity, precision, and utter perfection.
Sicily is one of those emerging regions that we continue to champion, and for good reason. Sure… Italy’s mainland has got plenty of power. But this godfather of Italian liquid excellence is ready to bring you into the family.
We’re making you an offer you can’t refuse.
VINOUS; ANTONIO GALLONI 91 POINTS - "The 2017 NeroBaronj seduces with its zesty display of crushed cherries, sweet exotic spices and dried roses. This is soft and round in feel, offset by bright acids and tart wild berry fruits, which creates a sweet and sour impression toward the close. Energy remains high, even as chalky mineral notes and wild herbs come forward; yet the end note here is, without a doubt, a lasting echo of vivid citrus-tinged blackberry. The NeroBaronj, a varietal Nero d'Avola, is a crowd-pleaser."