Nari 2020, Sicile, Italie

Sicily in the glass with @firriato_winery

Firriato is a relatively new winery that was founded in 1985. They have quickly gained the attention of the wine enthusiasts and the press. Their philosophy is to employ highly qualified international winemaking consultants from Australia and New Zealand and combine them with the talents of their wine maker Giuseppe Pellegrino.

This team has been charged with the duty of making wines that express the uniqueness of the Sicilian terroir using up to the minute technology. The intention is to make soft and expressive Sicilian wines through the experience of the team with the resources that abound in their sub region in Western Sicily near Trapani. They are making some of the most dynamic wines in Sicily today.

Nari is an Italian word for the aroma of wine and is made form 80% Nero d’Avola and 20% Petit Verdot, this wine is one of the best under $10 at the SAQ, if not the best. 

In the glass, the wine is a deep purple colour with aromas of black cherry, plum, sweet spices, oak and touches of vanilla.

On the palate, the wine is rich and vibrant, with red fruits notes and a savoury finish. Marked by bold but sweet tannins and a finish that is balanced and long.

Pairs well with duck, osso bucco, grilled meats and braised lamb, or to pair with a goulash, cassoulet, lasagna or pizza.

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Find the Nari 2020 at @SAQ stores or order by the case from @lbvinternational

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