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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  • Cusumano Benuara IGT 2005

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    Wine review by awem96


  • Nero d'Avola Maravigna 2006

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    Big, dry, fruity, and spicy. Even a little complexity on the finish. Really really love this, and one of the best values I can imagine. Read More

    Wine review by solomania9


  • Baglio del Sole Nero d'Avola 2005

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  • Hi, I'm a newbie to Snooth. I went to a wine tasting and discovered a new passion. I have mainly been drinking Argentinian Malbec and Spanish Grenache with an occasional Californian Cabernet. Any recommendations as to what I should try next? I want to open a new bottle soon! Read More

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  • Rallo Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2006

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  • Rallo Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT NV

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  • Cusumano Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT Sàgana 2006

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    2.25 starsAppearance: opaque ruby coreNose: medium+ intensity with aromas of overripe plum, raisin, rum balls, rubber, datesPalate: medium acidity, flavors of overripe fruit, medium+ length with a finish of slight cooked cabbage. Read More

    Wine review by lglover


  • Feudo Principi di Butera Deliella 2005

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    3.75 starsAppearance: opaque- ruby coreNose: medium+ intensity aromas of licorice, black tea, red & black cherryPalate: medium+ acidity, medium tannins, flavors of jasmine, black tea, cherry (red and black), earthy, beets and warm spice Read More

    Wine review by lglover


  • Donnafugata Mille E Una Notte Contessa Entellina DOC 2005

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    2.5 to 2.75 starsAppearance: opaque ruddy ruby coreNose: Medium+ intensity aromas of rubber and overripe black fruitPalate: Medium tannins, medium length with flavors of candied walnuts, date and mincemeat Read More

    Wine review by lglover


  • Cos Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2006

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    60% Nero d'Avola, 40% Frappato di Vittoria, 13% ABVI was persuaded by my chatty and enthusiastic local Philglas & Swiggot man to buy this unusual Sicilian red wine with a strange fat bottle, not cheap at around £17.00, but which turned out to be an excellent recommendation. I was looking for something Italian, exciting and different. I'm trying ... Read More

    Wine review by ricard


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