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Nero Ossidiana - 2015

Tenuta di Castellaro

3.90 / 5.0

red still, dry
IGP Terre Siciliane, Italy
Corinto, Nero d'Avola
836 UAH, 861 UAH
not available
Tenuta di Castellaro Nero Ossidiana 2015


3.80 / 5.0750 ml@Home

Jeepers creepers! This wine didn't age that well. It's like an overripe plum; you can split it into threads. Decaying is real, boys, and it's so lonely on a limb. Imagine a black currant marmalade candy covered in sugar made by Roshen. Mix it with this rotting plum, and add some chocolate and medicinal herbs. It's a cocktail of 10-year-old Bordeaux and Nero d'Avola from Pachino. Ripe and powerful, yet as friendly as Die Hard on a Christmas holiday evening. Over time it gets too polished and boring.

4.00 / 5.0750 ml@Home

Amazing wine and not typical for Sicily, which kind of makes sense having in mind that it originates from Lipari (Aeoilian Islands) and is made from Corinto blended with Nero d'Avola. Elegant and ripe bouquet: cherry, plum, spices, medicinal herbs, musk. Juicy, almost perfectly balanced with velvety texture. Quaffable to the treacherous point, where bottle ends in no time.

Tenuta di Castellaro

What do you know about winemaking on the Aeolian Islands? A volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily, best known for Stromboli and Lipari. But wines? Tenuta di Castellaro is probably the only winery known outside of this land. Alright, alright. We already tasted this particular wine on 2nd November 2021 as part of the first Il Pirata. So some of you are not amazed at all. Still…

Massimo Lentsch and Stefania Frattolillo, entrepreneurs from Bergamo (Lombardy), simply fell in love with Lipari and decided to create a work of art here. The winery came to life in 2005. They invited Alessandro Zanutta, an agronomist from Collio, and Emiliano Falsini, a winemaker from Tuscany. You see, it's all about coming there and not being able to fleet.