Bonavita

Faro Nerello Blend

9.125 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Messina, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Blend
Top Notes For
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.0

A bit closed at first especially on the nose, but slowly reveals classic Nerello flavors of dried herbs, dried berries and dirt. Needs air, time, and/or food but is nicely balanced with a natural earthy beauty.

A bit closed at first especially on the nose, but slowly reveals classic Nerello flavors of dried herbs, dried berries and dirt. Needs air, time, and/or food but is nicely balanced with a natural earthy beauty.

May 31st, 2018
Michael Meyer

An elegant structured Sicilian wine from Faro (extreme NE tip of the island). Kind of like Nebbiolo (with its tar, rose, and bright clear color) meets Sangiovese (with its rich cherry, leather/tobacco, and assertive acidity). A food wine for sure, as Narellos always are. This one has a wee bit of Nocera as well. A fine producer...they make a rosato as well from the same blend - reputed to be the best on the island.

An elegant structured Sicilian wine from Faro (extreme NE tip of the island). Kind of like Nebbiolo (with its tar, rose, and bright clear color) meets Sangiovese (with its rich cherry, leather/tobacco, and assertive acidity). A food wine for sure, as Narellos always are. This one has a wee bit of Nocera as well. A fine producer...they make a rosato as well from the same blend - reputed to be the best on the island.

1 person found it helpfulJun 30th, 2017
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.3

Best Nerello blend I've had in a long time.

Best Nerello blend I've had in a long time.

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2016
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.0

Dried berries, wet sand and leather with dried flowers.

Dried berries, wet sand and leather with dried flowers.

Jul 22nd, 2016
Erica Orr

Disappointingly light and thin

Disappointingly light and thin

Jan 11th, 2017
Michael Mallon

This is a very good wine, and that's coming from someone who is not a huge Nerello fan. Muddled berries and funk on the nose. Tart cherries, dried flowers, leather, tar and smoke on the palate. Crisp. High acidity makes this a great food wine.

This is a very good wine, and that's coming from someone who is not a huge Nerello fan. Muddled berries and funk on the nose. Tart cherries, dried flowers, leather, tar and smoke on the palate. Crisp. High acidity makes this a great food wine.

Apr 19th, 2018
Michael Meyer

I’ve reviewed this before. A fantastic Sicilian blend from the tiny Faro DOC...reminds me of Sangiovese meets Nebbiolo. It’s got the crisp cherry and herbs of the former along with the delicacy and complexity of the latter. Totally needs food...

I’ve reviewed this before. A fantastic Sicilian blend from the tiny Faro DOC...reminds me of Sangiovese meets Nebbiolo. It’s got the crisp cherry and herbs of the former along with the delicacy and complexity of the latter. Totally needs food...

Oct 28th, 2017
Kyle Harvey

Delectable Dump from past month:
No fake news here, another Faro blend that is the real deal - Nerello mascalese for earthiness and acid, Nero d Avola for the dark red fruits, and some nocera and capuccio to bring it all together in a playful manner. Run to get this bottle!

Delectable Dump from past month:
No fake news here, another Faro blend that is the real deal - Nerello mascalese for earthiness and acid, Nero d Avola for the dark red fruits, and some nocera and capuccio to bring it all together in a playful manner. Run to get this bottle!

Aug 7th, 2017
Renny Cabreros

A little ocean breeze, minerality, soft tannins and dark fruits.

A little ocean breeze, minerality, soft tannins and dark fruits.

May 12th, 2017
Aaron Tan

Juicy af

Juicy af

Apr 29th, 2017