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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  • Morgante Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2006

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    Wine review by ayacoco


  • Well good bye Pinot, for now, and Hola Tempranillo!We now get started in exploring Spain's greatest grape but I am excited to see that many Californian producers have begun to experiment with this under appreciated variety. Much of California resembles some of the great growing regions of Spain so it will be exciting to see what winemakers have ... Read More

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  • Epicuro Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2006

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  • Feudo Arancio Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2004

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    Wine review by stefriz


  • Morgante Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2006

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    Smokey nuance with following sweetness and I didn't like thistaste at first. But chill this wine a little bit and sweetness went away and then I started enjoying this wine. I think this wine will much with sausage, salami and peppery dishes.Be honest with you, I've just finish the bottle during I was writing this review. I like this. Read More

    Wine review by show


  • Sàgana Sicilia IGT 2007

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    Wine review by schergr


  • Caleo Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2007

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  • Maretima Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2005

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    Wine review by omarhossain


  • Curatolo Nero d'Avola 2005

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    Back of the bottle says: "a native wine having a softy and velvety taste, to be served with read and white meat and middly seasoned cheese dishes." Very tannic, although that softened after breathing to reveal an unpleasant bitterness. Read More

    Wine review by hipwine


  • Firriato Chiaramonte Nero d'Avola 2003

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    Wine review by renbrath


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