Marilena Barbera 2011 Microcosmo Red (Sicilia)
A blend of Perricone and Nerello Mascalese, this juicy red opens with aromas that recall ripe berry, Mediterranean spice and an earthy whiff of tilled soil. The firm but accessible palate offers ripe black cherry, crushed raspberry and baking spice. Velvety tannins provide the framework. Kerin O’Keefe
Bottle Size750 ml
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