Zensa, Nero d'Avola, Puglia, Italy, 2015
(at Oddbins Tasting, 13 Dec 2016)
The name ‘Zensa’ is the Italian phonation of the word ‘senza’ meaning ‘without’, relating to the fact that no chemical pesticides or fertilisers were used in the making of this charming red. It’s vibrant and full of life, with a red cherry and spice character. The palate is quite juicy, cut through by a hint of vanilla on the finish. This wine is crying out for Italian sausages or meatballs.
1% Nero d'Avola