Nero d'Avola


Name of varietal: Nero d’Avola
Common synonyms: Calabrese, le vin medecine
Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Sicily, Italy
History of the grape: The name translates to “Black [grape] of Avola,” referring to the town in Sicily where it was first identified. It’s been grown and produced for centuries. But besides local consumption, it was not widely known outside of Italy for a long time, as it was mostly exported to France to bulk out lighter red wines (they call it “le vin medicine”). It was largely ignored in the 1980’s, but has recently made a big comeback in worthy varietal releases, and is now considered the main local red grape of Sicily. 
Characteristics of the grape: dark, full-bodied, rich, velvety, black currant, blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry, black pepper, clove
Regions where the grape is currently important: Sicily
Type or types of wines the grape produces: dry Read more »

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  • Tami Occhipinti Nero d'Avola Sicilia 2013


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    Wine review by solargecko

  • Fun day!  Had a 2-hour massage, followed that up with a nice lunch at Seasons 52 - where I also met with the sales manager (Frederick) to discuss and select the wines for Sandra's 07 Nov 2015 retirement party - and this evening Sandra and I participated in a Wine Folly virtual tasting of three wines.  The pictures show me tasting between two Rie... Read More

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  • Morgante Nero d'Avola 2010


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  • Nero d'Avola. Cusumano 2014


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  • October is National Pasta Month. And of all the Italian culinary products, pasta best exemplifies Italy’s dynamic personality. Sauces vary as do the hundreds of shapes and sizes. All are rich in history and tradition. Pasta dishes are local and seasonal, usually easy to prepare, lively and fun. The height of pasta’s elegant artistry is manifeste... Read More

    From the article Pasta and Wine, Part One

  • Let’s just admit that, most likely, the closest thing that most American sports fans ever get to the Rugby World Cup is watching videos of Australian rugby player-turned NFLer Jarryd Hayne slicing and dicing his way through preseason defenses.  However, for the few of you who do love the sport and for the millions around the world who are watchi... Read More

    From the article What to drink during the Rugby World Cup? The Guardian's got the answer.

  • Unless you bought them with aging potential in mind, a fair few of your 2013 pink and white wines won’t be drinkable by next spring. Guzzle down the last of those quick-to-turn bottles, cellar a few others, and ready yourself for the onset of fall wines. Even if you do not live in a starkly transitional climate, this a great time to think about ... Read More

    From the article Summer Fall Transition Wines Under $20

  • Villa Pozzi Nero d'Avola 2013


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  • Wyland Nero D Avola 2010


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  • Amid a tongue-twisting litany of Italian wine varietal minutiae leading his recent article in Australia’s Financial Review, wine and drinks writer Tim White offered the wine-drinking masses a unique look into the emergence of Italian wines in the Land Down Under. White pointed out that Australia’s Chalmers nursery is exerting “pioneering efforts... Read More

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  • Very common sicilian grape. Nice heavy fruity flavor, a great wine for first time wine drinkers. The Mt. Entea vineyards all produce a Mt. Entea Rosso strain of Nero d'Avola which is superb. Living amongst the sicilians, I've found some great local vineyards that have some Nero d'Avola table wines which you can pick up in 5 litre amounts for und...

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