Poggioanima asmodeus

Nero d'Avola, "Asmodeus" 2013

Poggio Anima

Dark ruby-red. Blackberry and dark plum on the fresh nose, with complicating notes of anise, shoe polish and fresh herbs. Bright and juicy on entry, then firmer in the middle, offering dark cherry and plum flavors and a hint of cola. A musky herbal note comes up with air on the moderately long finish, with the cola note recurring. 2013 marks the first vintage from a new vineyard. The site is located in central Sicily, in the province of Caltanissetta, at about 1,600 feet above sea level. In the Book of Tobias, an ancient Hebrew text, Asmodeus is the Demon of Lust. It is said that when Cain killed Abel, Adam and Eve separated for 130 years. During this time, Adam was tempted by Naamah and Lillith, two demons of prostitution. Asmodeus is the offspring of the relationship between Naamah and Adam. Of all of the varietals of Italy, Nero d’Avola is as lustful and pleasurable as it gets. Rich, peppery and opulent. It has many of the same characteristics of Syrah and is the most important grape of Sicily.

Country:
Italy
Region:
Sicily
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Nero d'Avola
Size:
750 mL

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Aging:
French & American oak (1 month); stainless steel (12 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
3500

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