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The Solid and Affordable 2009 Firriato, Chiaramonte


Last week I was sorting through my unpublished tasting notes when I came across the note for this wine.  For me it represents a solid Sicilian Nero d’Avola at a respectable price.  You may drink it now or wait six months to see if it becomes more open.  This wine is currently available at MacArthur Beverages.

2009 Firriato, Nero D’Avola, Chiaramonte, Sicily – $15
Imported by SOILAIR Selection.  This wine is 100% Nero d’Avola which was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel with a portion aged for six months in barriques.  There was a nose of black cherry and perhaps tar.  In the mouth the flavors were focused with notes of hard stones and dark red fruit with acidity building to a crescendo in the middle.  The flavors turn tart and steely in the finish with some tannins coming out in the aftertaste.  ** Now-2016.

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