I Filari Sicilia Nero D'Avola 2020

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Member Price €28.54
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Federico Cerelli's latest creation from Sicily is here.

It's from the village of Salaparuta, which is one hour south of Palermo on the island's western side.

The Nero d'Avola vineyards have been farmed organically for over 20 years, and with strong winds blowing through all year round, the grapes are kept cool, fresh and healthy despite the heat.

Federico tells me that this is exactly what you need to achieve the balance of ripeness and freshness to make truly great red wines.

Think luscious black cherries and blackberries, bright florals and those lovely tea leaf flavours you get in Italian reds. It’s spicy, powerful and smooth, but with a delicious elegance and freshness to it too.

I poured a sneak preview at our Spring tastings, and people loved it.

John Wilson of The Irish Times was seriously impressed, highlighting it as one of his wines of the tasting and adding: 'big and full-bodied with masses of dark fruits and a core of soft tannins; it still has a certain elegance. One for the hedonists amongst us'.

And because this is Salaparuta, and not Etna or even Tuscany, at €28.54 a bottle it is just amazing value for a wine of this quality.

Wine type Red
Grape(s) Nero D'Avola 
Country ITALY
Region of origin SICILY
Appellation DOC Salaparuta
Vintage 2020
Alcohol % 14%
Oak? Barrels
Months in Oak 14
Type of Oak French
Allergens None
Average age of vines 20
Average altitude of vines (m) 400
Soil type(s) Sandy and clay soil
Closure Type Cork
Is this wine organic? None
Biodynamic? None
Sustainably produced? YES
Suitable for vegans? YES
Ageing potential (years) 15 years
Ideal drinking window 2025-2030

The former winemaker of Solaia and Tignanello, two of Italy's most iconic wines.

Read more about Federico here.

When I visited the winery in Sicily, I enjoyed this with grilled pork and caponata on the side.

We know how important it is to get your wine order quickly and efficiently. So we’ve partnered with UPS to offer next-day delivery on our wines.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • It’s free - delivery is already included in the members' price
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We ship to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. €2 per case is added to all Northern Ireland orders to cover additional shipping costs. The point of sale occurs in the Republic of Ireland.

Our minimum order requirement is 6 bottles and we ship in multiples of 6’s. This can be 6 different bottles!

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Customer Reviews

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Noel (Dublin)
A robust Italian.

Very dark colour, the nose is very inviting...dark fruit & some herbs.
Medium to full body, good grip, but for me the alcohol sticks out a lille too much.
Great wine for bbq.

Thank you, Noel!

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Edmond Shiel (Galway)
Excellent smooth red

Really interesting wine. Very smooth. Needs to breathe for a while to release those chocolate notes. It is a very natural wine that has been very carefully brought to maturity and no way forced. Highly recommend.

So thrilled you liked it, Edmond!

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Tony Cantwell (Dublin)
Once again, another great find from Eamon and Winespark..

Enjoyed the Filari Nero with friends recently who all acknowledged how great it was.
The price wasn't bad either for such a good find...

So kind, thank you Tony!

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Anthony (Dublin)
Wow!

IFilari does it again. I thought this would be good but turns out it was great. Exceptional even. Another great winner from the great man. Convinced me to go and make my own iFilari mixed 6 pack in case I have been missing out on some other gems.

Serious praise, thank you Anthony!

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