In attempting to discover the grapes in this, a brief search on the Internet revealed lots of suspects but no definitive answer. Other grapes mentioned include Nerello Mascalese, Perricone and Merlot. The varietals that popped up the most are a blend of Nero D'avola with a small percentage of Syrah. Purple in color with a rim of persistent bubbles. This wine is made in a "natural" style but other than the bubbles there were no noticeable faults. The nose has lots of sour cherries, some anise, black pepper and slight black olives. On the palate, this has light tannins, tart acidity and a medium body. Black cherry and black raspberry fruit over char. Nice finish. This is tasty on its own but will work better with food. Sausage or pepperoni pizza would work well. Drink over the next few years.
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