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Feudo Montoni Nero d’Avola Lagnusa 2018


Feudo Montoni is the kind of place that makes you truly long for Sicily. They have a beautiful farm with a villa and gorgeous symmetrical vineyards are home to mostly very old vines (50 years of age and up, but many are pre-phylloxeric and well over 100 years old).

They make phonemenal wines, both white and red, but theirs reds and particularly their Nero d’Avola is something truly special to taste. Ian D’Agata, Vinoous’ Italian expert, called their Nero d’Avola, “simply the country’s best” high but earned praise for the fabulous Montoni family.

The tomatoes they grow on site are as juicy and as wonderful as the wines, and together, they pair perfectly. In my head right now, I’m picturing a fresh pizza pie with the tomato sauce coming from the Montoni’s and their juicy, berried up Nero d’Avola Lagnusa  paired with a fresh pie right out of the oven. If that’s not heaven, I don’t know what is.

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92 Points, Vinous
Bright deep red. Mineral and sweet spices complicate red cherry and botanical herbs on the nose and in the mouth. Long and very lively on the juicy, suave back end. Lovely stuff.

91 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2018 Sicilia Nero d’Avola Lagnusa is a well-proportioned expression of this native Sicilian grape that shows equal parts primary intensity with blackberry and cherry contrasted against subtle earthy tones. This is Sicily’s Nero d’Avola in all its naked glory. Pair this wine with veal involtini.


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