Full Review

Eughenès

Eughenès
2019 Nero d’Avola, Sicilia DOC

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Nero d’Avola

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Eughenès
2019 Nero d’Avola, Sicilia DOC

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Nero d’Avola

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5%
Black ruby color. Meaty aromas and flavors of macerated strawberries, leather, pink peppercorns, coffee, and roasted pork with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length finish that shows notes of cranberry and orange marmalade with chewy tannins. A funky, rustic Nero D’Avola.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: macerated strawberries, leather, pink peppercorns, coffee, and roasted pork
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cranberry and orange marmalade
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky, rustic Nero D'Avola.

The Producer

Cantine Europa

The Producer
SS 115 Km 42
39 -+39 0923 961632

Nero dAvola

Wine Glass Zinfandel.jpg
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.