Our Italy expert found Tenuta Fenice (house of the phoenix) rising from the rubble of Sicilys Poggioreale village. This super-rich Sicilian red which wins major acclaim with every release so far represents the rebirth of a historic family estate and some of the islands oldest vines. And you have exclusive U.S. access.
In 1968, a devastating earthquake destroyed Poggioreale and forced winemakers to abandon their vines. Now, Dino Taschetta has returned to his family estate and reignited its legacy with this gorgeous Nero dAvola. All Dino needed was the right partner to help him share his masterpiece thats where we came in.
Made from Dinos ancient, low-yielding vines, Tenuta Fenice is a classic Nero dAvola (Sicilys flagship red grape). Expect richly perfumed aromas, layer after layer of vibrant dark cherry and blackberry fruit, sweet spices, hints of licorice, and a deeply satisfying intensity that only seriously old vines can deliver.