Tenuta Castellaro, Nero Ossidiana, Lipari, Italy 2014
Tenuta Castellaro’s vineyards cover the highest points of the island of Lipari and are just metres from the sea - albeit atop towering cliff – facing north towards the Aeolian islands of Salina, Alicudi and Filicudi.
The estate is planted with a selection of indigenous vines and managed along strict organic lines. Mechanized processes are excluded the overall aim is to let the fruit and terroir shine with as little intervention as possible during the wine making process.
The Nero Ossidiana is the estate's electrifyingly good red. A blend of Corinto and Nero d'Avola, the Sicilian signature red grape variety. It is dripping with vibrant red fruit, has fresh acidity a soft spiciness and a remarkable mineral, volcanic edge courtesy of the extraordinary terroir. It is robust but also very easy drinking at 13% abv.
Offered: June 2018
Vintage report: An excellent vintage with ideal growing conditions producing fresh, ripe, rich reds.
Drinking window: Drink 2018 – 2028.
Food matching: Best with grilled red meats, would make for a very senior BBQ red.