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Poggio Anima Asmodeus Nero d'Avola - Sicily

Poggio Anima Asmodeus Nero d'Avola 2018 - Sicily

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Poggio Anima
Region: Italy
Alc: 13.0%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

Gourmet Traveller Wine
The Wine Front

$18.00: import wine special per bottle
$216.00: per case of 12
$22.00: reg price

It’s ruby colored with fragrances of cherries, plum and blueberry. This is a universally gratifying wine. It’s well balanced with red fruit, spice and soft tannins.

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. 

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Our notes

A perfect pizza/pasta match.


Gourmet Traveller Wine
Pleased Pritzker, who wrote, “very lifted, ripe, black plum and blackberry aromas unfold to reveal a plush, generous palate. Ample plum framed by supple ripe tannins.” I can add that the wine is very youthful, with a hint of chocolate and great depth of flavour. The structure is firm, but balanced. Gourmet Traveller WINE, Aug/Sep 2019

Nick Bulleid MW

The Wine Front
From Sicily, of course. Excellent packaging. New leather, sage, black jellybeans, dusty spices, cherry. It’s medium-bodied, crisp, savoury, fruit sweet all at once, fine dusty tannin, even flow and a juicy sage brushed finish. Classic Nero at a very keen price. Yummo.

Gary Walsh

Producers notes

Poggio Anima is a joint venture between Montalcino superstar Riccardo Campinoti of Le Ragnaie. The idea is pretty simple: to source the best vineyards from existing relationships and produce a real wine that conveys a place and a grape. These wines are not bulk wines, nor leftover juice from a winery, but long term contracts that we have signed with reputable growers.

Poggio Anima translates to ‘Hill of Soul.’ Going back to the concept of Poggio Anima we wanted to capture the ‘soul’ of each vineyard and grape. No manipulation, no water, sugar, etc. Just the pure expression of the fruit and site. I would argue that many wines have a ‘soul,’ but very few weeknight wines share this. Poggio Anima has come along to change this. 


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