WINE REVIEW: Di Giovanna 2019 Vurria, Nero D’Avola, Sicilia, Italy ($22)
by Andrew Chalk
Appearance: Virtually opaque ruby. Looks like a young wine;
Nose: Variegated forest floor, dark fruit of black cherries, old wood;
Palate: Sprightly acid, weighty mouthfeel, confirming the fruits, Chewy tannins.
Drink now, ideally with game, wild boar, or lamb. Would also work with Texas barbecue. This wine wears its tannins gently, making it luscious to slurp around the mouth which has the secondary effect of releasing more fruit flavors.