Mandrarossa, 'Costadune' Nero d’Avola, 2019, Sicily, Italy


This wine is medium ruby red in colour with purple hints. On the nose, it has aromas of black cherries, plums and red berries. The palate is velvety with intense fruit flavours of plums and red berries. Very good value for money and an excellent example of quality Nero D'Avola.

First produced in 1999, the Mandrarossa wines come from a selection of the best sites from Cantine Settesoli’s 6,000 hectares of vineyard, situated in southwestern Sicily and planted with 32 different grape varieties. Under the leadership of co-operative president Giuseppe Bursi, consultant winemaker Alberto Antonini has sought to improve viticulture, which in turn has resulted in better wines. Working with soil specialist Pedro Parra and head winemaker Mimmo De Gregorio, Alberto has selected 500 hectares of vineyard for the production of the Mandrarossa wines.

Producer: Mandrarossa

Country: Italy

Region: Sicily

Grapes: Nero D'Avola 100%

Alcohol: 13.5%

Vintage: 2019

Status: Vegan