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NV Nero d’Avola, Terra Siciliane IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Nero d’Avola

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .1%
Organically Grown Grapes
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12.99
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NV Nero d’Avola, Terra Siciliane IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Nero d’Avola

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .1%
Bright ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of spicy blueberry pie a la mode and black raspberry jam on cinnamon raisin toast with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an amusing, medium-long finish with notes of spiced cherries, pomegranates, and nuts, yam, and pencil shavings with well-integrated, fine tannins and light oak flavor. A zesty and spicy red that will compliment a fine Mediterranean meal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: spicy blueberry pie a la mode and black raspberry jam on cinnamon raisin toast
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spiced cherries, pomegranates, and nuts, yam, and pencil shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Braciole, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zesty and spicy red that will compliment a fine Mediterranean meal.

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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.