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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  • Zabù Nero d'Avola IGT Sicilia M.o 2011


    Medium body, full fruit taste of dark berries. Long Read More

    Wine review by sveinove

  • Colosi Nero d'Avola Scilia 2007


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    Wine review by halfbottle

  • How's the waether in the USA atm? It's doing some fairly horrid things here. Poor Adelaide is having a heat wave, 4 days over 45*c (not too sure what it is in farenhiet), three days so far in Victoria and Sydney by the weekend.This is typical bush fire season for us and this weather isn't doing any winery any good and it's over three States.One ... Read More

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  • Colosi Sicilia Rosso 2006


    100% Nero d'Avola grapescherry and barnyard scentssmooth, but the finish was a bit sour Read More

    Wine review by GoinGray

  • Villa Tonino Nero d'Avola 2002


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    Wine review by tgar

  • Sàgana Sicilia IGT 2007


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    Wine review by kcovo

  • Cos Scyri Nero d'Avola 2000


    Very interesting wine. Lots of funk on the nose which eventually blew off to reveal some real deep fruit notes. Tasted older than it is so if you like old tasting wine this is a great deal. Read More

    Wine review by adamlevin

  • Agustin Cubero Syrah Calatayud Unus 2006


    From Bodegas Agustin Cubero in the Calatayud region of Spain comes this VERY dark, VERY opaque, VERY purple wine that is made from 100% Syrah grapes.On the nose- rich aromas of barnyard, bacon, horse and varnish, and flavors of black currant with a citrus edge, then emerging bursts of chalky violets and roasted peppers. Reminiscent of a Sicilian... Read More

    Wine review by vigna uva vino

  • Well I have plans to include several Syrahs in this thread over the next 2 weeks but let me begin with one of my favorite Syrah producers. J L Chave and his lovely 1996 Hermitage:Richly aromatic from the moment this is opened offering up an array of gamy tones to the earthy, blackberry fruit. Integrated in the mouth with the acidity seemingly qu... Read More

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  • Firriato Chiaramonte Nero d'Avola 2003


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    Wine review by manjuy

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