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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Two Wines from Sicily's Candido

Two wines from Sicily's Candido

I came away from the Borsa Vini Italiani 2016 with two bottles for a more-considered review.

Candido is a winery based in Camporeale, a small village outside Palermo in the far west of Sicily; with 20ha of land, grape varieties include Nero d’Avola, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

Key characteristics of the vineyards are high altitude (400m+), and a sheltered inland site.

Both wines are available at Amathus.
Nero d'Avola 2014 (£11.64) sweet, ripe dark cherry, elderberry and plum fruit with liquorice and spice. Fresh and supple.

Utru 2013 (£15.53) oaked blend of Nero d'Avola and Cab; liquorice, cassis, dark fruits and oaky spice. Fresh, complex and adept. Good.

Match both wines with red meat and darker game.

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