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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  • Riofavara Nero D Avola Eloro 2005


    for me, Eloro and San Basilio are two of the finest wines I've ever drunk; try these two great wines with "fiorentina" grilled meat. luigi, napoli Read More

    Wine review by luigi napoli

  • Hello all,I figured I should probably introduce myself, or perhaps more appropriately introduce ourselves, since two people use this account.I'm Nick, and I'm from northwest Ohio (Toledo, right on the border of Michigan). I made this account for use by my girlfriend, Kat, and I as a means of chronicling our new experiences with wine. We're both ... Read More

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  • Riofavara Nero D Avola Eloro 2005


    great and goooood red wine Sicilia. Read More

    Wine review by Alex Moknstg

  • Morgante Nero d'Avola Riserva Don Antonio Sicilia IGT 2005


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    Wine review by 149111donloah 149111 donloah

  • Morgante Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2006


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    Wine review by drsint

  • Hi everyone!I recently joined Snooth, and am very excited for the feedback/suggestions/etc. from an online wine community! I thought I would introduce myself to open the lines of communication and glean some expertise. I live in Chicago and usually drink fuller-bodied wines with my favorite being Red Zinfandel. I have recently explored Malbec's... Read More

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  • Corvo Rosso 2010


    This wine has a very fruity flavor to it, although it has a tendency to be slightly sharp to the tongue and nose at first, it mellows out quite nicely. Overall, I would definitely serve this wine again with the appropriate meal. Nice inexpensive table wine for certain. Read More

    Wine review by jamesandciara

  • Spadina Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2003


    Rich and fruity. Almost like an Amarone in some ways, dare I say? Very concentrated in fruit...plums, raisins. Great price, too. Read More

    Wine review by stellag

  • I'm traveling to Sicily from July 20-August 9 and am curious to know if anyone has done any winery visits there. I've had some nero d'avola from Spadina and quite liked it. La Planeta was also good. Any other suggestions? Read More

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  • Resonata Nero Davola 2006


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

    Wine review by GoinGray

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