The 2017 NeroBufaleffj keeps you at the edge of the glass with a bouquet that mixes dark floral elegance with depths of intense fruit and an almost animalistic nature. Its rich velvety textures wash across the palate, finding contrast as masses of tart blackberries and cherries, minerals and wild herbs saturate deeply. Inner rose and violet notes hover above a blend of residual acids and gripping tannins, creating a push and pull of tension, as this finishes structured and incredibly long.
The ancient depiction of the famous mosaic found in the Piazza Armerina, in the province of Enna, tells the legend of Eros (Cupid) and Psyche (Beauty) who, out of envy from Venus, are forced to love each other in secret.
This passion gives birth to a daughter called Voluptas (Pleasure). This represents a metaphor where Eros is Gulfi, whose love for his beautiful land (Psyche) gives birth to his wines which are an expression of pure pleasure (Voluptus).
Varietals: 100% Nero d’Avola
Alcohol: 14.0 %
Awards: Vinous (2017), 94 James Suckling (2017), 93 Wine Advocate (2017), 96 Antonio Galloni (2016)