Alessandro Viola Note di Rosso 2018


Wrapped smartly in its punty, squat bottle, the Note di Rosso is primed for the Sunday afternoon cookout crowd, dominated almost entirely by the plush, fleshy fruit of Nero d’Avola with a small percentage of Syrah rounding out the make up. Native fermentations and gentle extractions in tank are followed by a brief 6-month stint in chestnut barrels; the resulting wine - at once juicy, boisterous and on the fuller side without really coming close to being a ‘full-bodied wine.’ Rustic and bright, the wine balances the classic cherried/purple floral quality so pervasive in Sicilian Nero d’Avola with a raft of more savory, herbal elements - anisette, oregano, black pepper & Kalamata olive.