Gulfi, Sicilia Rosso IGT (Sicily, Italy) “Nero Bufaleffj” 2011

($45):  Gulfi, the first estate in Sicily to give focus on site specificity to Nero d’Avola, continues to making stunning examples of wine from that grape.  This one, from their Bufaleffj vineyard, is eye-opening for its balance and complexity, delivering a ying/yang of black fruit and savory flavors offset perfectly by a hint of bitterness in the finish.  Robust yet elegant, it delights the palate.  Inherently high acidity of the grape keeps the wine fresh and lively, even in the summer’s heat.  Perfect for grilled meat.  Those who want to see the heights that Nero d’Avola can reach must try this wine. 95 Michael Apstein Jul 18, 2017