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MARABINO “Rosso di Contrada Parrino” 2016

(Sicily, Italy) $30

Marabino, in the hot, sunny Noto Valley of southeast of Sicily (more southern in latitude than Tunisia’s capital city Tunis) is a biodynamic estate that includes orchards and olive groves as well as vineyards. The estate’s Rosso di Contrada Parrino vineyard is spread over a hill called cozzo del parroco (“head of the priest”) and is planted with old clones of Nero d’Avola. This plush dry red tastes of sweetly ripe red berries, kirsch, red licorice, and Moroccan spices. Layered and long with fine tannin, it is absolutely stellar with salty cheeses and fantastic with pasta or roast chicken. (13.5% abv)

93 points KM

Available at Addy Bassin’s MacArthur Beverages

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