RIOFAVARA, Val di Noto, Sicilia
Met at the entrance to the stunning contemporary wine tasting room by Massimo Padova and his cousin Antonella who are partners in this family estate. Working to biodynamic and fully organic standards (although like Marino Colleoni in Montalcino, Massimo likes to set his own higher level of biodynamic standards as he believes the Italian bar has been set too low), Massimo has been refining his offering over the past 20 years and now offers award-winning wines of a hard-to-please Decvin-pleasing quality/price ratio.
For such a small estate it came as a surprise to find out that the mighty Kermit Lynch in the USA is not only a huge fan but also the US importer. Guess we must be excited as we've placed yet another repeat order.