“Nero d’avola, Sicily’s main red grape, is a bit of a chameleon. Richer versions mimic syrah, while lighter renditions, such as this beautifully perfumed Camporè, resemble pinot noir, at least in body and texture. Drink this and imagine yourself at a trattoria in Palermo or some small coastal town, breathing in the aromas of the Mediterranean and the wild herbs and scruff of the hillsides. ABV: 13.5 percent.
Imported and distributed by Bravo Wine Imports: Available in the District at A. Litteri, Batch 13, MacArthur Beverages, Radici. Available in Virginia at Classic Wines in Great Falls; Crystal City Wine Shop and the Italian Store (Lyon Village, Westover) in Arlington; Foods of All Nations, Mona Lisa Pasta and Rio Hill Wine & Beer in Charlottesville; J. Emerson Fine Wines & Cheese, Once Upon a Vine and Oxford Cellars in Richmond; Murphy Beverage and Wine Mill in Winchester; Pickford’s Fresh Seafood in Harrisonburg; Planet Wine & Gourmet and Wine Gallery 108 in Alexandria; Sfizi Cafe in Falls Church; the Town Duck in Warrenton; Vienna Vintner in Vienna; Vino Bistro in Leesburg; Washington Street Purveyors in Lexington; the Whole Ox in Marshall; Wine Cabinet in Reston; WineStyles (Chantilly, Montclair); Yelping Dog Wine in Staunton.”