Nero d`Avola Shiraz Il Paradosso 2013
- Casa Vinicola Botter spa
- Nero d`Avola (60%)
- Shiraz (40%)
- Oaked Style
- Lightly oaked
- Body Style
- Medium bodied
- Alcohol Content (%)
- Closure Style
- Screw Cap
- Organic / Biodynamic
Volcanic soils and a maritime influence combine to impart a distinct elegance and mineral character upon the island`s wines. Nero d`Avola and Shiraz make reliable, fleshy red wines, whilst Grillo, Inzolia and Chardonnay yield surprisingly well balanced and flavourful white wines. However, it is the uniquely rich and mineral influenced dessert wines that are perhaps Sicily`s greatest contribution to the wine world, from Marsala to Moscato di Pantelleria and Malvasia.
The company was born as a retailer in 1928 in the Veneto region for sales of wines in casks and demi-johns to restaurants and small retailers. In the fifties the family expanded their horizons to selling wines across Central Europe and beyond. Throughout all this expansion, the Botter family retained control and the company is now run by the third generation and from their roots in Veneto they now have a portfolio of wines produced in some of Italy’s finest regions.
Nero d`Avola is an indigenous Italian grape variety from Sicily, and the blend of Nero d`Avola and Shiraz is uniquely Italian. Ruby-red in colour, the bouquet is slightly spicy and fruity with notes of blackberries, blueberries and mulberries. The feel of the wine is incredibly smooth on the palate with a pleasant sensation of ripe black cherries, plums, bramble fruit and slightly chewy tannins lingerng on the finish.
Ruby-red in colour. The bouquet is slightly spicy and fruity with notes of blackberries, blueberries and mulberries. Smooth on the palate with a pleasant sensation of ripe fruit on the finish.
Excellent partner Mediterranean specialities such as pasta, grilled fish and full flavoured meats.
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