Our Italy expert, Davy Zyw, found Tenuta Fenice (‘house of the phoenix’) rising from the rubble of Sicily’s Poggioreale village. This super-rich Sicilian red represents the rebirth of a historic family estate and some of the island’s oldest vines. And you have exclusive U.S. access.
In 1968, a devastating earthquake destroyed Poggioreale and forced winemakers to abandon their vines. Today, Dino Taschetta has returned to his family estate and crafted the first vintage of Tenuta Fenice in half a century. All Dino needed was the right partner to help him share his masterpiece – that’s where Davy came in.
Made from Dino’s ancient, low-yielding vines, Tenuta Fenice is classic Nero d’Avola (Sicily’s flagship red grape). Davy raves: “Expect richly perfumed aromas, layer after layer of vibrant dark cherry and blackberry fruit, sweet spices, hints of licorice and a deeply satisfying intensity that only seriously old vines can deliver.”
Nero d’Avola has skyrocketed in popularity, and the top bottlings can command $30+ a bottle. With Tenuta Fenice, you’re getting an amazing deal (UNDER $13 a bottle) and helping rescue a special plot of ancient vines. Stock up while you can, and enjoy with Dino’s thanks!