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Centopassi, Nero d'Avola "Argille di Tagghia Via"
Staff Pick
Organic

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

Item # 27433 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
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$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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Red
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Organic

Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


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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