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Zonin Nero D’Avola, Sicilia DOC, Sicily, Italy

Nero D'Avola

Region/Appellation: Riesi, Sicilia DOC, Sicily, Italy


Varietal/Blend: 100% Nero D’Avola


Vintage: 2016


Tasting note: Bright ruby red colour. Ample and persistent nose; shows intense fruity notes of plum, cherries, and spicy hints. Dry and medium-bodied, revealing mouthwatering red fruit; hints of wild mushrooms and espresso lead to substantial and polished tannins; beautiful graphite minerals linger on the long finish

Donnafugata Sedara, Sicilia DOC, Sicily, Italy

Donnafugata Sedara

Region/Appellation: Sicilia DOC, Sicily, Italy


Varietal/Blend: Nero D’Avola, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah


Vintage: 2016


Tasting note: With a ruby-like red hue, Sedàra offers a berry-fruit bouquet with scents of blackberries and blueberries combined with a light spicy note of black pepper. The palate displays good structure with suave tannins and pleasant freshness.

The Story Behind Reveilo’s Grillo

Grillo is a widely grown white-wine grape variety native to Sicily. It produces a still dry white wine with good acidity.

The Reveilo Grillo greets you with a bouquet of citrus, lemon, orange and grapefruit. It is a medium bodied with crisp acidity and a long mineral after taste. This particular wine has won a Silver Medal at the Indian Wine Consumers Choice Awards 2015.

We met with Kiran Patil of Reveilo Wines and asked her why Reveilo chose to create this beautiful, unique wine to add to their portfolio.

‘The choice of this grapes essentially emanated from our personal liking of the varietal. My husband Yatin was presented with a bottle of Catarratto Grillo on his visit to Italy in 2003. Back home in Mumbai, when we had the wine, we were pleasantly surprised. We were contemplating the plantation of the new varietals with the vision of providing the Indian consumer with an authentic Italian experience. This motivated us to stride the untreaded path. Our winemaker Andrea suggested planting this varietal in India, as this variety can withstand high temperatures and could respond well to the Indian climatic conditions. Subsequently, we imported the root stocks from Italy and planted it on the Indian soil in Nashik in 2006, the first vintage of which has been in 2009’