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Centopassi, Nero d'Avola "Argille di Tagghia Via" - 2017

Item # 27433 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

This is made from the red Nero d'Avola grape, Sicily's best-known variety. This comes from the Monreale commune of central Sicily. The soils are dominated by clay and the vines are kept plenty cool as they're planted at a high elevation. Fresh on the palate, this is a Sicilian wine to enjoy year-round.


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Staff Pick Notes

Personally, I love nothing more than a great bottle of wine, with a great story, at a great price. This wine is made from land and vines seized from the mafia by the Italian government, and then put to better cultural use by a coop of growers. Libera Terra focuses on revitalizing native grape varieties and growing grapes organically with limited yields. The result is a delightful, delicate wine with generous aromatics of dark cherry, tomato, rosemary, and dry earth. Gentle tannins and a medium body make it a versatile food wine, perfect for any pasta night. Do your part to defeat the mafia and buy a bottle!

- ES

About the Producer

Sicily, Italy Centopassi means one hundred steps; this unusual name refers to a specific distance of land and the special story of Peppino Impastato, a land in need of redemption and as well a few young Sicilians. Centopassi is made up of social co-operatives that, under the brand Libera Terra, cultivate the lands seized from the mafia in Sicily. Passion, commitment and skill drive the...

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