This is on the lighter side for a Nero d’Avola, both in color and in flavor. Stylistically, it’s closer to South America than Sicily, but at this price, these are quibbles. Almost entirely devoid of tannins, this is a very fruity, almost off-dry wine with a medium body and little acidity. The overall profile, in which a light minerality supports a more prominent berry flavor, is similar to the Perrin Reserve Rhone blend we reviewed a while back.
This is a big improvement over the last Epicuro offering we reviewed. Get it while it lasts.