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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  • Feudo Arancio Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2012

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    Wine review by mamazang


  • So far I’ve worked my way through a pretty impressive set of wines that would make for some splendid gifting. I’ve covered Cabernet, Pinot Noir, the wines of France and today I turn my attention towards Italy. Without a doubt my favorite wine producing country; Italy is home to more variety and styles of wine than anyplace else on the planet. As... Read More

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  • Corvo Nero d'Avola 2011

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    I found it very smooth and warm with a hint of dryness will definitely drink again Read More

    Wine review by luvinheart68


  • Italy has a huge number of "native" grape varieties, mostly because they got grapes from the Greeks so long ago and they have had so much time to mutate. The southern part of the country was called Oenotria (or Enotria) by the Greeks--land of the vine.  They thought it would be perfect for wine, but, in another irony, the north has turned out to... Read More

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  • I'm continuing to try to broaden my wine horizons and try a broad spectrum of new wines.I was lucky enough to find a neat store that only sells Italian wines. And holy cow, did this ever open my eyes to a slew of new-to-me grape varieties! I bought a case of wine - most bottles made from grapes I've never heard of. I figure such complex diversit... Read More

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  • Kaila Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2011

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    Nice little mid week drinker with. A bit rustic, medium body with good acidity and bite but not very complex. Prunes, raisins, cola and a medium finish. Needs food! Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Colosi Sicilia Rosso 2011

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    dark red fruit on the nose... plums...black cherries...hints of vanilla with smooth tannins nice acidity and a nice finish Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer


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    Gorgeous salmon color. Creamy but light mouthfeel. Strong olive notes on both nose and palate. Read More

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  • Feudi del Pisciotto Versace Nero d'Avola 2009

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    Melhor nero davola ever. Read More

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  • We were lucky enough to attend the sold-out Project Zin fundraiser for the Downs Syndrome Association of the North Bay last night in Healdsburg, CA.  Clay Mauritson of Mauritson Family Wines/Rockpile Wines and Charlie Palmer of Dry Creek Kitchen (and about half a dozen other acclaimed restaurants) sponsor this event.  Between their respective ma... Read More

    From the article Project Zin 2013


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