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Screen Shot 2015-01-12 at 5.39.26 PMLook at the wine title of this bottle. For most Americans, this probably means nothing. For me, honestly, it means nothing. But that excites me. I enjoy trying different wines and wines that are hard to name. To me, it is all about the exploration of wine through the different countries and regions.

Today’s selection is the 2011 Antica Tenuta del Nanfro Sammauro Cerasuolo di Vittoria from Underground Cellar. This one comes from Sicily, which is know for the grape Nero d’Avola. This wine is 50% Nero d’Avola and 50% frappato di Vittoria, which I know nothing about.

I could not find any tasting notes but I can tell you that it was fermented in stainless steel takes and it is aged 6 months in cement tanks and then 4 months in the bottle. This is an important notation because there are no barrels involved so it should be a medium to light bodied wine.

How was it?

Color – Garnet red with quite a bit of transparency.

Nose – Lots of blueberries a little bit of cinnamon.

Taste – More blueberries with some dried leaves and spice.

Finish – Medium with high acid and very low to almost no tannins.

Overall, this is a very different wine but not complex. It is a little too high on the acid for the flavor and body. It really kind of reminds me of a blueberry pop tart. Medium-bodied and decent but not my favorite.

Rating: C+

~Justin