I opened a familiar red Sicilian, the 2014 Colosi Rosso, on one of the final nights in February 2017 as the weather turned abruptly colder, and although still a bit on the young, edgy side, this spicy purple gem hit the spot. It paired superbly with gouda, and would go down easily with hearty dishes with tomato sauce and beef.
Starting with an interesting and inviting nose, Colossi’s Rosso is a balanced red blend of Nero d’avola (a personal favorite) and Nerello Mascalese infused with plum and red fruit flavors right through the finish.
This Colosi can stand on its own, but it’s robust enough to serve with a meal. I’m glad to have several more bottles set aside to revisit in another year or two.