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Paradise Hills Vineyard

Paradise Hills Vineyard
NV Nero d’Avola, American

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Nero d’Avola

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28.25

Paradise Hills Vineyard
NV Nero d’Avola, American

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Nero d’Avola

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Light garnet color. Fruity aromas of panna cotta, raspberry liqueur, blackberry bush, licorice, and hint of carob with a silky, crisp, fruity light body and a breezy cherry cordials and ripe cherry tomato finish. A light and appetite-opening red for salumi.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: panna cotta, raspberry liqueur, blackberry bush, licorice, and hint of carob
Taste Flavor: cherry cordials and ripe cherry tomato
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Charcuterie, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light and appetite-opening red for salumi.

The Producer

Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery

The Producer
15 Wind Swept Hill Rd
Wallingford, CT 06492
USA
1 203-284-0123

Nero dAvola

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Nero d’Avola is a leading red variety of Sicily. It is produced in numerous locales across the island, with specialized plantings in the southeast, near the town of Noto. It is often bottled on its own, but it also works beautifully when blended with varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah. Nero d’Avola has a bright purple color, flavors of black plum and black cherry, and has moderate tannins, making it easily accessible upon release. The finest versions, however, stand the test of time and can drink well for a decade or longer. It pairs well with most red meats, game and aged cheeses.

Nero d’Avola is sometimes seen in the Noto DOC (if the grapes are from that area) or quite often in the Sicilia DOC designation.