Fabio Sireci culls fruit for this wine from 35-year-old vines propagated from his ancient Vrucara plot. He ages it primarily in cement tanks, accentuating the aromas of pink petals, balsamic herbs and fresh raspberries. Those fresh red-berry and wild-herb flavors create a bold and buoyant expression of nero d’Avola that reflects Sireci’s windblown, high-elevation (1,950 feet) vineyards in central Sicily.
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This story appears in the print issue of June 2021.
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