Wednesday, October 21, 2009
2007 Cantine Colosi Sicilia Rosso Giammoro Sicily Italy
2007 Cantine Colosi Rosso Sicilia Giammoro Sicily Italy
Suggested retail price $9-$11
Imported / Distributed bu VIAS imports in NYC
Cantine Colosi is a winery located in the village of Giammoro located west of Messina, on the North eastern shore of Sicily. However, their farm also covers seven hectares in Salina (a small island in the Eolian Archipelago), five of which are already planted with vines, located at Gramignazzi in the Borough of Malfa.
This area is recognized as one of the best in the island both for its exposure and for the physical-chemical nature of the volcanic soil which is particularly suitable for vine cultivation. The establishment of the vineyard, made exceedingly difficult by the morphology of the soil was carried out in terraces by restoring the old dry-stone walls; ‘Guyot’ pruning is carried out by leaving only a few buds to yield because during the hottest months, due to the impossibility of watering, plants undergo really hard times.
Piero Colosi, the winemaker, has perfected the art of producing wines with the local indigenous grape varieties and he has been well known for 2 wines in particular: Rosso made with Nero d’Avola and Primitivo, and Bianco made with Inzolia and Catarratto. For more meditative versions the estate is vested in Zibibbo, the Moscato clone from Pantelleria that has a sweeter, nuttier richness and makes excellent dessert wines. The Malvasia comes from the Salina Island and is an ambrosial delight of floral and mineral aromas with a great freshness.
Made from 100% Nero d’Avola, Colosi Tinto 2007 is a great, rich and generous everyday wine from Sicily. It has a ruby color with an expressive nose, quite intense with complex aromas of plum and dark cherries. Dry, medium bodied and well balanced, the palate is fairly dense and earthy with ripe fruit flavors mixed with hints of spice. The overall profile of the wine is pleasant, friendly and versatile. Pair it with simple pasta dish, beef, roasted or grilled red meats and cheese.
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Info taken from the importer website at www.Viaswine.com
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