Wine & Spirits – June 2021

In “Focus Southern Italian Indigenous Reds,” Stephanie Johnson reviews:

MORGANTE Don Antonio 2017 – 92 points
“This is a rich rendition of nero d’Avola, its ripe plum and berry flavors layered with notes of licorice and dark chocolate. The wine rested in French oak barriques for one year, gaining notes of anise and clove along with a plush texture. For all that richness, the wine finishes fully dry with lingering saline notes.”

MORGANTE Nero d’Avola 2018 – 90 points (Best Buy) 

“This nero d’Avola offers plenty of varietal character for the price, its flavors of blackberry and plum layered with notes of licorice and black olive. The wine aged in barriques for four months, gaining subtle hints of vanilla and spice and tannins that are soft and sweet. It finishes with a saline tang that would match up well with sun-dried tomato pesto sauce.”