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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  • Vigneti Zabù Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2007

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    not my cup of tea. flavorless. would be good to bring to a party as it wouldn't offend anyone. easy drinker. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • 61303051 Ajello Furat 2005

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    Wine review by tim0


  • Morgante Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2007

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    Wine review by drsint


  • Morgante Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2007

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  • Casa Girelli Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT Lamura 2003

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    Andrew - not badRachael - yes Read More

    Wine review by winetipcolt


  • Feudo Principi di Butera Nero d'Avola Sicilia 2004

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    Very good wine, brought to us from Italy. Looking for it in Georgia, USA. I added the picture above, which is a little deceiving. It is a glass bottle -I just rolled it as I scanned it in (so it appears front and back). The lower label is actually more deep purple, almost brown, though the color appears more magenta in the picture. Read More

    Wine review by UKenDoIt


  • Hugonis Tenuta Rapitala 2004

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    This is one of the best Sicilian wines I found in my trip to the island. And at $20, its value is tremendous. A Cabernet/Nero D'avola blend, it is great with roasts and grilled meats.A MUST TRY! Read More

    Wine review by sheedog16


  • Zisola Nero d'Avola 2004

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    After living in Italy for 2 years i was introduced to this wine in Bolonga. Amazing wine that will only get better. Read More

    Wine review by hitchhike79


  • One region of the wine world I haven't yet conquered (or really paid any attention to at all!) is Italy. This Friday, I'm entertaining some clients at an Italian restaurant, and I'd like to be able to pick a bottle without having *too* long a conversation with the sommelier. The wine list is exclusively Italian.I'll be looking for a red wine, ... Read More

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