Recommendation: Good Nero D’Avola at a bargain price.
Winery/Producer: CVT; Tortona, Italy.
Grape Variety: Nero d’Avola.
Geographic Region, Appellation: Sicily, Italy.
Price: $7.99 (with a 20% discount)
Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Paired With: Grilled salmon with dill, baked pasta with red Italian sauce, and peas
He said: Opened 30 minutes before drinking. Clear ruby red color. Dark cherry aromas. Intense, ripe, dark dark fruit taste that carries through a strong dry, medium-length, very slightly tart finish. VERY smooth tannins and a nice peppery flavor. This was cheap and pretty good, the makings for a quality wine at a bargain price. It went well with the grilled salmon and baked pasta and was pleasant sipping after the dinner.