About This Wine
Many Italian wineries are steeped in history.
Feudo Principi di Butera is an estate that once belonged to the Branciforte and Lanza di Scalea dynasties. The first Sicilian to be named a Prince in 1543 was Ambrogio Branciforte, upon whom Spain’s King Philip II bestowed the title of Prince of Butera — until the 19th century, Sicily’s most important feudal honor.
But that was then and this is now. And now, Feudo Principi di Butera is devoted to the craft of winemaking, as the 2008 Butera Nero d’Avola demonstrates. The estate is situated in a microclimate where the soil, ample rainfall and abundant sunshine combine to produce winegrapes with great flavor concentration.
Nero d’Avola is Sicily’s most popular wine variety, as its dark ruby red color makes it pleasing to look at, and its big mouthfeel makes it a treat to drink. The fact that this bottling was made at an historic estate only adds to its allure.
About Red Blend
- Grape Composition:100% Nero d’Avola
- Grape Source:Italy’s Sicily Growing Region
- Aromas & Flavors:Baked Blackberry, Plum, Fig, Cocoa and Just a Hint of Earthiness
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestionpasta with a tomato and basil sauce, or roasted lamb.