Near the historic city of Agrigento on the Southwestern coast of Sicily lies the beautiful, eco-friendly d’Alessandro winery. Founded in 2006 by Giacomo d’Alessandro, the winery marries both indigenous grape varietals and Sicilian tradition with innovative oenological practices.
The d’Alessandro wines honor the traditions of the land and experiment with the contemporary. Created on land owned by the d’Alessandro family since 1820, the winery contains large solar panels to provide most of the energy for production. Similarly, the d’Alessandro logo pays homage to Sicily’s abundant natural resources, consisting of four colors representing earth, fire, wind, and water. The perforated back label on each of the bottles is also thoughtful, providing consumers with an easy solution to remembering the wine information.
Created by a young wine-making team led by oenologist Tonino Guzzo, d’Alessandro wines consist of native Sicilian and international varietals well suited to the terroir. The wines currently distributed in the U.S. are Nero d’Avola, Inzolia and Nero d’ Avola/Syrah.
The d’Alessandro Nero d’Avola/Syrah ($30) is a well-structured wine consisting of 65% Nero d’Avola and 35% Syrah. This powerful blend is best paired with salumi and hearty main courses. Nero d’Avola 2008 ($15) is a deep ruby-red and complex wine, representing the best of traditional Sicily. Suggested food pairings include grilled meats sand hearty fish such as swordfish with cherry tomatoes and capers. The d’Alessandro white wine is 100% Inzolia. Inzolia ($15) is a lively and easy to drink, and pairs well with cooked fish, sashimi (or ‘crudo’) and white meats.
d’Alessandro wines are available nationwide.
I received the Inzolia white wine from d’Alessandro and was excited to try it! I really enjoy trying new wines, especially white! This particular blend has a very distinct, robust lingering flavor and after taste. If you are more of a “light” flavor and finish then this is not the wine for you! I recommend this to those that enjoy a full body flavor and strong finish.
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