The Cantadoro is made with 80% Nero d’Avola and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very lush with dark fruit, plum and strong tannins. Feudo Arancio’s label in the United States is Stemmari. Look for it next time you're in a wine store.
We returned to the Baglia for a wine tasting, a tour of the production facility and wine cellar. The wines were impressive. I loved the 2016 and 2012 Kheirè (means “welcome” in Greek), Grillo. I could taste the sea and minerality that was balanced with floral and spice. The 2014 Sorante (bird taking flight) is 100% Nero d’Avola and was rich with lush fruits and spice.
Out of the four Nero d’Avola that I tasted, the Besi Cru 2013 stood out. Fresh fruit with layers of dark fruit, anise, violet and hints of graphite were present.
I would like to thank Assovini Sicilia once again for inviting me to Sicily to experience all that this beautiful island has to offer. After meeting with winery owners, winemakers, enologists, viticulturists and other members of the winemaking teams, I learned that every bottle of wine produced in Sicily starts with the dedication, passion and respect that takes place in the vineyard. “The heart and soul” transcends to the wine. And the wine is very good!
Perhaps I will return to Sicily some day when the grapes are ready for harvest!