Here's a savory nectar made with late-harvested grapes—95% Malvasia delle Lipari and 5% Corinto Nero—that opens with aromas of dried stone fruit, nut and sweet spice. The palate doles out apricot, fig, hazelnut and a dollop of acacia honey while fresh acidity brightens the rich flavors and prevents it from being overly sweet.
Italian Editor Kerin O’Keefe reviews all Italian wines for Wine Enthusiast. Previously she wrote regularly on Italian wine for Wine News, World of Fine Wine and Decanter. She is the author of Franco Biondi Santi: The Gentleman of Brunello (2005), Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines (2012) and Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine (2014).Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.