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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  • Resonata Nero Davola 2006

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    Scents of licorice and tart jam. Dry start. Powdery mouth feel. Flavor of dark, sour berries and wood. Read More

    Wine review by GoinGray


  • Messapicus Nero d'Avola 2004

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    This wine was given to me as a gift. I was pleasantly surprised at how well balanced the wine was . The color was deep purple. The alcohol was a managable 13%. I enjoyed the deep red berry aroma. I will buy this wine again and proudly serve it in my home or give it to the host of any party I attend. I rate it 3.5-4 glasses Read More

    Wine review by ViveBene


  • Bazzini Nero D' Avola 2006

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    This wine offers an abundance of fruit and has distinct overtones of oak and spices. It should be enjoyed with Sicilian regional specialties including eggplant, lamb dishes and pasta with robust tomato sauces. Great with Spaghetti al la Putanesca or arrosticini (lamb or beef kabobs). The liter bottle makes this Nero D'avola an excepyional value. Read More

    Wine review by bazziniwine


  • Patron Silver Tequila 2010

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    Wine review by agavemark


  • Patron Silver Tequila 2010

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    Wine review by agavemark


  • Morgante Nero d'Avola Vendemmia Sicilia IGT 2005

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    Wine review by drsint


  • Nero d'Avola Sicilia Feudo Arancio 2007

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    Dark fruits on the nose. A little spicy. Very acidic, nice tannins, and a lengthy finish. Nice wine for a good price. $9.00 Read More

    Wine review by troyconquer


  • Perhaps some grape banter to get things started:Grenache asked Cabernet, why do all the other vines always pick on me so? Cabernet responded abruptly, quite simply, you arent a noble grape. Grenache wondered what noble meant. Cabernet wasnt exactly sure, yet always assumed it was noble because it came from Bordeaux, the best region in the world ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What makes a grape noble?...


  • Feudo Maccari Nero d'Avola Sicilia Saia 2005

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    Extremely smooth, plum & dark cherry. I definitely noticed the peppery finish. After I read "spearmint", I could detect that as well. Maybe a bit of citrus (lemon or lime). Read More

    Wine review by k8walsh


  • Bricco Gaiano Nero d'Avola Filipetti 2007

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    Wine review by drsint


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