Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Firriato Chiaramonte Nero d'Avola 2006

The Chiaramonte is a Sicilian wine made of 100% Nero D'Avolo and is a medium to full bodied wine that has a nice deep purple color with a nose of prunes and raisins along with some pencil lead. On the palate, I picked up some peppery cherries and some chocolate on the back with some really soft tannins and a long finish. I paired this with a grilled chicken and herbs. It would go well with most grilled meats and would also go nicely with pasta. It retails for about $15. Give this one a try. We really enjoyed this wine. The Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator gave this wine an 88 point rating.

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