2015 Casa Nostra Organico IGT Terre Siciliane
If you are a bargain hunter, you have to be excited by this bad boy. It's Casa Nostra aka 'our house' not Cosa Nostra (our thing) but this wine is definitely our thing. I was blown away when I tasted it! I've only recently fallen in love with the wines of Sicily, especially the wines of Ariana Occhipinti and COS for their intense, driving baked earth warmth and balance between power and finesse. At their best, they are wines with presence and poise that are rich and broody but never too heavy. This is a wine that totally delivers on the feel of these wines at 1/2 the price. It is a Nero d'Avola and Syrah blend and it puts the TIPICA in IGT (Indicazione Georaphica Tipica). Rather than just a big, broody, rough warm climate red this wine clocks in at 12.5% ABV and is fresh, vibrant and aromatic. I seriously can't recommend it enough.