Monday, December 22, 2008

Lamùri Nero D'Avola 2005 IGT

Along with a delicious dinner, we had this wine as our second bottle at Il Poeta this weekend.

Lamùri, which means “The Love” in the Sicilian dialect, reflects its name very well. With aromas of toasted oak, ripe red and black fruits, and a floral bouquet, followed by waves of cherry pie, jam and spice cascading on the palate, then settling with ease into a solid, balanced fruity finish. I thought it was sweeter than most Nero D’Avolas that I’ve tasted, but in a good way… reflecting the perfectly timed ripeness of the fruit.

This wine was well matched with short ribs over potatoes in a brown sauce, cutting the richness with ease and at the same time complimenting the flavors.

Producer's notes:

First vintage bottled in 1967, 
900 acres, produce 2,500,000 bottles annually

No wine purchased

No grapes purchased

Winemaker: Giuseppe Tasca and Laura Orsi

Lamùri Nero d'Avola IGT Sicilia
Intense ruby red in color, Lamùri offers a lush bouquet of blackberry, mulberry, cherry and sour cherry jam, spices, laurel, cinnamon, vanilla, coffee, licorice and chocolate. On the palate, this wine is incredibly rich, intense and supple, with velvety tannins framing a refreshing acidity and a medium body. Recommended with mediterranean fare, such as pasta, tagines, roasted lamb, kebabs, and ribs.

Made from 100% Nero d'Avola

First vintage bottled in 2002, 150,000 bottles produced annually.

Production area: Piana Margio, Piana Gelso and Ex Conti, located 1,650 ft. above sea level, with varied exposure and a mix of sand and clay soil composition

Vineyard characteristics: 69 acres planted in 1990-1995 with a density of 1,600 vines per acre. The vines are planted in the espalier method and yield 2.4 tons per acre.

The harvest was carried out in September/October

Vinification & Aging

Type of Press: pneumatic

Method of extraction: pump over

Length of Maceration: 10 days
 fermented in stainless steel at a temperature of 77-82 degrees

Aging Container 
Type: Allier and Troncais barriques

Age: 20% new

Size: 225 L

The wine is aged 12 months followed by an additional 3 months in bottle prior to release from the winery.

Analytical Data

Total Acidity: 6.3 gram(s) per liter
pH: 3.53

Dry Extract: 36.70 gram(s) per liter

Alcohol Content: 13.5 % alc. by volume

Residual Sugars: 2 gram(s) per liter

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