2010 Masseria Del Fauno Nero d’Avola, Sicily, Italy $6.99

Silverdale, WA    13% alc.    (Purchased on 8/30/13)

IMG_1107Pours opaque deep purple; very fragrant nose of tar, ripe blackberry, some dark cherry, smoke and earth.  There’s a slight metallic quality at the end, but it doesn’t really detract from the overall impression.  In the mouth it’s soft and smooth, but with a tight and tart acid backbone; nice ripe black and red berry flavors with a bit of black coffee too.  I find it to be rather Zin-like in a lighter to medium-bodied style.  Not exactly extraordinary, but one of the tastier Neros (or overall, Sicillian reds) that I’ve had from GO.  Bring on the pasta or wood-fired pizza!!  I like this wine.

Appears, on line, that this Nero can be had at around $12-$13 regular price, so this isn’t a screaming deal.  But I like paying nearly half the regular price.  Found this very interesting and fun WordPress blog article from about a year ago here.  Check it out…it’s a decent read.  You may also want to check out BargainWhine’s June review of this producer’s Puglian Sangiovese.

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2 thoughts on “2010 Masseria Del Fauno Nero d’Avola, Sicily, Italy $6.99

  1. Winewolf

    I like the 2009 Pinocchio Nero d’Avola, Sicily, Italy better than the bottle I had of 2010 Masseria Del Fauno Nero d’Avola.

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