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2009 Donnafugata Italy (Other Regional Reds) "Mille e una Notte"

Winery: Donnafugata

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mille e una Notte"

Wine Category: Italy (Other Regional Reds)

Grape blend: Nero d'Avola & Syrah

Region: Sicilia

State or country: Italy

Price: $89

Cases produced: 250

KWG Score: 92.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: February 15, 2016

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Nero d'Avola from Sicily is very good. It opens with a blackberry bouquet with hints of mild oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a mineral infused blackberry with hints of black olive, black licorice and a touch of espresso. The finish is dry and is moderate dusty tannins stick around for quite some time. I would decant this impressive wine and then pair it with a well marbled ribeye. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Mille e una Notte 2009 offers an enveloping and fragrant bouquet, balsamic notes stand out, perfectly combined with pleasant hints of spice. The mouth is soft and opens with notes of red berries, evolving towards balsamic hints. A great red, ample and enveloping, that confirms its elegance, Mille e una Notte 2009 amazes with its great balance and immediate pleasantness. Serve with elaborate dishes of red meat, pork, lamb, also with tasty fish dishes.

Organic status: not organic

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