Bonavita, Faro, 2016

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Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 96
"Deep red. Utterly pure and drop-dead gorgeous on the nose, with floral and mineral-tinged aromas and flavors of strawberry, raspberry, rose and violet, complicated by notes of blood orange and subtle baking spices. A restrained, beautiful wine, with freshness and cut to the long, penetrating, juicy, clean, mineral-laced finish. Best Faro ever from Bonavita."

Robert Parker

RP 91
"In the past, this wine was registered as Faro Superiore, but it is identified just by the Faro appellation today. The Bonavita 2016 Faro represents a blend of the three grapes (Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio and Nocera) that make up this appellation on the northern tip of Sicily that faces mainland Calabria. This is a compact, mid-weight wine that opens to a very distinctive bouquet that is characterized by somewhat raw and edgy aromas of cassis, sour cherry, spice, tar, cola and balsam herb. The wine ends with a touch of astringent freshness that would make it a good pairing partner to a cheesy dish like pasta alla Norma. This wine might not appeal to everyone, but it is extremely interesting and indigenous within the context of Sicilian wine."


  • Country


  • Region


  • Grape Variety

    Nerello Cappuccio , Nerello Mascalese

  • Vintage


  • Size


  • Farming Practice


  • Style

    Elegant , Juicy , Minerally

  • Sweetness


  • Body

    Medium Bodied