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 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


  • Cos Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2006

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    Wine review by ricard


  • Cantine Colosi Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT Rosso 2007

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    A good Sicilian wine. Sweet cherry flavor that is well balanced with plum and medium to high tannins. Drank with a spicy pasta dish. Held up to the flavor and the peppery taste of the arugula used in the dish. A very good food wine.- JG Read More

    Wine review by jmoose28


  • Tasca D Almerita Regaleali Rosso Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2006

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    An old world beauty, and one of Italy's rising stars is the Nero dAvola of Sicily. This one, Tasca d'Almerita Regaleali, shows multiple verdant aromas that express a certain earthiness and connection with the land. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks and the juice is macerated with the skins for 10 days. The wine is then aged for 6-8 mo... Read More

    Wine review by vigna uva vino


  • Di Giovanna Nero d'Avola 2005

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    Wine review by ayacoco


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  • Nero D Avola Notalusa Sicilia I G T Vin Rouge Vin Tranquille Ml Italie Sicile Indicazione Geografica Tipica Vigneti Delle Meridiane 2004

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    There is an error here. The wine is a Nero D'Avola which is a red; cannot be made with Ribolla Gialla grape Read More

    Wine review by Phab


  • M&s Popolino Rosso Sicilia IGT 2007

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    This isn't the first time that Sangiovese from Sicily has impressed me this much; even more so, in this particularly inexpensive case. The native Nero d'Avola adds great balance and berry acidity to the slightly bitter, amarena cherry fruit from the Sangiovese. Incredibly sophisticated body for the price, with great black liquorice and pepper ... Read More

    Wine review by enotheque


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