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NV Nero D’Avola, Terra Siciliane IGT

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Nero d’Avola

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Organically Grown Grapes
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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NV Nero D’Avola, Terra Siciliane IGT

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Nero d’Avola

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Ruby black color. Sweet aromas of blackberry punch, black tea, cherry blossom, and blueberry pie with a round, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long cranberry vinaigrette, parsley and basil, and toasted muffin finish with medium tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A brambly red that will pair perfectly with pork.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: blackberry punch, black tea, cherry blossom, and blueberry pie
Taste Flavor: cranberry vinaigrette, parsley and basil, and toasted muffin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Pork, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A brambly red that will pair perfectly with pork.

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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.