Nero d'Avola

Nero d'Avola (also known as Calabrese) is the most important and widely planted red wine grape variety in Sicily. Vast volumes of Nero d'Avola are produced on the island every year, and have been for centuries. The dark-skinned grape is of great historical importance to Sicily and takes its present-day name from the town of Avola on the island's southeast coast. The area was a hotbed of trade and population movement during the Middle Ages and Nero d'Avola was frequently used to add color and body to lesser wines in mainland Italy. Translated, Nero d'Avola means "Black of Avola", a reference to the grape's distinctive dark colouring, but its exact origins are the subject of debate. The region of Calabria can lay claim to the variety via its synonym Calabrese (meaning "of Calabria"), though this term may be a derivation of Calaurisi, an ancient name for someone from Avola.

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  1. Carlo Alfano Nero d'Avola IGT by Vignali Roccamora

    Carlo Alfano Nero d'Avola IGT by Vignali Roccamora

    $22.00

    This excellent wine is a 100% Nero d'Avola -. It offers an exuberant panorama of aromas ranging from ripe morello cherries, sweet spices, delicate vegetable nuances and tobacco smells. Warm and involving taste with a well balanced tannin component. Learn More
  2. Nero d' Avola 2015 IGT, by Cataldo

    Nero d' Avola 2015 IGT, by Cataldo

    $12.99

    Clean, fruity, and crisp. Grapes: 100% Nero d'Avola, indigenous Sicilian red grape. Best selected hillside west Sicilian vineyards, Menfi area. Vinification: Harvest mid September, classic red vinification, soft pressing, five days of fermentation, maceration with skins at 28-30C for 10 days. Characteristics: Intense garnet bright red with violate reflections. Dry taste, full-bodied, generous, ample. Rich, round spicy, aromas of green pepper and prune. Flavors of prune, tobacco and vanilla. Correctly stored may be aged for 4/5 years. Learn More
  3. Nero d' Avola Lasios 2013 IGT Vignali Roccamora

    Nero d' Avola Lasios 2013 IGT Vignali Roccamora

    $18.00

    Color: Ruby red color with nuances of purple. Bouquet: Intense fragrance with touches of sour cherry. Taste: Elegant, full and vigorous flavors, long persistence. Food Pairing: Goes with grilled red meats and cheeses. Learn More
  4. Nero D'Avola, 2015 by Judeka

    Nero D'Avola, 2015 by Judeka

    $19.99

    This is an intense and rich wine with maximum expression of the Grape Nerod' Avola and the land of Sicily Learn More

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