2011 Mandoleto Nero d'Avola Sicilia

Variety Italian varietals
RRP 11
Food match Baked Mediterranean vegetables with anchovies and sausage; lamb with olives and rosemary.

Previous vintages of this red spoke of sunburnt Sicilia — raisined fruit and stony ground dissolved in a glass. The 2011 is more refined but full of personality. (Screw cap; 13.5 per cent alcohol.)

Ageing? No.