Grape: Nero d'Avola
Tasting Notes: Cherry, Strawberry, Mulberry, Black olive,
Off Vintage is a new brand being launched by co-founders Anne Cassard and her husband, industry expert Michael Greeson. Off Vintage is a NYC-based organic wine project that represents authentic wines from heritage regions around the world. The team works with small communities of growers who farm organically and work by hand to bring you responsibly made wine for everyday life at an approachable price. This initial release comes from Sicily with fruit provided by Coopertiva Colomba Bianca.
The vineyards are located in west Sicily very near to de Bartoli where the land is exclusively dedicated to grapes, olive trees, and other exotic plantlife. This Nero d'Avola is an ideal summer wine. It's medium bodied with gentle tannin, nice crispness and structure. Stainless steel fermented then put into cement tanks before bottling. The palate presents flavors of cherry, strawberry, mulberry, black olive, wild fennel, and earth. It's a wine meant to drink everyday and will go well with burgers as well as a hearty steak.