When I say I was ecstatic when I was chosen to do a review for D’Alessandro Wines I wasn’t exaggerating. I love wine, it’s one of the few alcoholic beverages that I will occasionally allow myself to enjoy. Unlike in my younger years where the only drinks I had usually had an umbrella in it and all the sugar and carbs to go with, it red wine is what I prefer now.
The day finally came when my wine arrived. I had waited for a few weeks in anticipation as I have not reviewed wine before. I’ve only started drinking wine in the last 3-4 years, so I’m a wine newbie. I do know what I like when I taste it. Now that I’ve given you a bit of background on my wine tasting experience or lack thereof. Let’s talk about something more exciting than me. What’s that? Why d’Alessandro wines of course.
Below is some background on the winery that I received so that you know a bit about it. You should visit their website www.dalessandrowine.com as it’s easy to navigate and has lots of fabulous information about the winery and the wines of course. I was particularly fascinated to learn that the winery has more than 800m2 of solar panels making it unique amongst its kind. Quite the technological innovation
Background on d’Alessandro Wines
“Near the historic city of Agrigento on the Southwestern coast of Sicily lies the beautiful, eco-friendly d’Alessandro winery. Founded in 2006 by Giacomo d’Alessandro, the winery marries both indigenous grape varietals and Sicilian tradition with innovative oenological practices.
The d’Alessandro wines honor the traditions of the land and experiment with the contemporary. Created on land owned by the d’Alessandro family since 1820, the winery contains large solar panels to provide most of the energy for production. Similarly, the d’Alessandro logo pays homage to Sicily’s abundant natural resources, consisting of four colors representing earth, fire, wind, and water. The perforated back label on each of the bottles is also thoughtful, providing consumers with an easy solution to remembering the wine information.”
I was lucky enough to receive the the Nero d’Avola 2008 bottle of red wine. What did I think of it? Two words simply lovely. Some wines have to breathe first which is not a terrible thing unless your impatient like me, or don’t remember to open the bottle ahead of time to let it breathe. I loved the taste from the moment I opened it and poured it. In my simple terms. I don’t like “overpowering” tasting wines that make you go “yowza” right off the bat. I don’t favour dry wines either. The description that d’Alessandro wines have for the Nero d’Avola says it better than anything I could come up with “Strength and complexity coupled with a gentle and balanced sensation on the palate…A deep ruby red colour combined wit a rich bouquet of aromas”.
I couldn’t have possibly come up with any better way to describe the Nero d’Avola than that. I consider strength to mean it has flavour not that it’s a strong & overpowering flavour. I always find it a treat to taste a wine that I like on the very first sip. Some have to grow on you, some have to breathe etc.. but the Nero d’Avola captured my taste buds immediately. It’s also reasonably priced thank goodness only $15/bottle. I have had wines twice that price that I did not like at all so why buy them. This wine is on my list of wines I love. I can’t wait to try some more from d’Alessandro winery. Their wines are available nationwide just go to their site to find out how, and where you can buy a bottle of the Nero d’Avola or any of their other wines.
What kind of wine do you like? I’d love to hear about it.
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