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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  • Ah, research never tasted as good when we were working.  Now it's more of a quest to find the perfect wine for our taste.  Good luck with that.Tonight we held another wine tasting party, this time it was hosted at our friends Sally & Bob's house in Centreville, VA.  I ran the blind tasting activities while Sally and Bob served up the food and ke... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Prodigo Nero d'Avola 2013

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    Jammy, raisined and viscous fruit with light acid and a smooth tanninless finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Feudo Zirtari Terre Siciliane 2013

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    the Nero d' avola being a stronger grape overwhelms the syrah or does the syrah calm down the later? Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Red, you're descriptions are much better than mine, but I'm not stopping, now.  I'm going to keep tryiing.Tonight I'm finishing off a bottle that I started on Sunday. This is one of the wines that I picked up at Costco a couple weeks ago, and I suspect that this is the one whose label you thought was pretty.This is a Sicilian wine made from the ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Colosi Nero d'Avola 2014

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    Fairly light bodied red wine. Lots of fruitiness on introduction, but its like fruit saladan indistinct flavor that might be best described as fruit salad. Very acidic makes for a refreshing drink. No tannin to speak of. An easy to drink, low-dollar cellar defender. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Nicely done!  BTW, Emark isn't the only one with a few wines on hand from TJ's.  And, if they can sell wine in your state, there are a few that they will have that are available nationwide.  Here's a few recommendations:  That Vielle Ferme that OT recommended is available at Trader Joe's as Ferme Julien.  Same wine.  The rose and the Cotes du Rh... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • HI everone. New to Snooth here, but would love some recommendations. Not so much on the varietals- but specific wines/vintages if you have any favorites to share.I crave the darkest, inkiest wines that you can only drink with good friends (or alone haha) because your mouth turns purple. I tend to prefer dark fruits over red, full body, fruit for... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Best Inky Wines?


  • Tami Occhipinti Nero d'Avola Sicilia 2013

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    No written review

    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

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Morgante Nero d'Avola 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by smuratore


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