MandraRossa Nero d'Avola 2006

Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy

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Item No. 96080
  • red wine
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

100% Nero d'Avola, a variety native to Sicily, sometimes referred to as the "Godfather of Sicilian red wines". The MandraRossa estate vineyards are near the town of Menfi in southwestern Sicily.

Ruby red with flashes of orange with a fine, penetrating bouquet. Layers of damson, black cherry and licorice abound in this smooth and supple wine.

Nero d'Avola demonstrates a notable capacity for aging and is a splendid match with rich, flavorful pasta dishes, grilled red meats and hard, spicy cheeses.

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Clixby Ann - Wimberley, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Very smooth and deeply fruity
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Sir Nok - Fayetteville, NC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/21/2010)
My wife and I purchased this wine hoping it would be as good as the Nero d' Avola produced by Quibli that we used to drink regularly while in Italy. We both agree that this wine was better!
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Micheal LeVine - Port Jefferson Station, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/24/2010)
I had been introducedd to Nero d'Avola a few years back by a friend who lives in Sicily. Since then I had bought several bottles and enjoyed them. This wine does not compare favorably to my previous tastings. It is not unpleasant, but lacks the character and full body that should characterize a good Nero d'Avola.
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Sho Morimoto - Washington, DC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/23/2010)
Spicy, tannic, and pretty strong in alcohol content (13.5%), the MandraRossa fails to supply enough body to hold up such a robust flavor. The end result is a watery red that can't really be considered silky with a highly acidic finish. I could really feel my palate burning after this one, which is rare in 2006 red varietals that I've tasted so far.
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Clixby Ann - Wimberley, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/10/2010)
Was not enjoyable to us at all. The last bottle of same vintage was delightful, so was not sure if this bottle was mishandled or what.
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Rating:
(9/19/2010)
I was very disappointed given that this wine was noted as a value wine with great popularity. The nose reminds me of brewed tea made in a coffee pot.
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Rating:
(8/11/2011)
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Learn About MandraRossa

The perfect Mediterranean climate and terroir of Sicily are ideally suited for making wine. Of course, the best winemaking requires more than natural gifts. Enter Settesoli, one of Europe"s largest and most respected wineries. Led by Diego Planeta, president of Settesoli, in the early ‘90s, with single-minded focus, Planeta made an all-out commitment to the creation of top...

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Learn About Sicily

(SIH-sih-lee) Sicily makes a lot o' wine. From Marsala, the sweet, fortified wine of the region, to up-and-coming Nero d'Avola, this hot and hilly region is diverse. Sicily was at one time more quantity focused than quality, and while it's still producing a great deal of wine, the quality coming out is much better. With poor soil (great for grapes), warm sunshine, little...

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Learn About Nero d'Avola

Nero d'Avola (NEH-roe Dah-VOE-lah) Sicilian Style Sicily, the warm island off the coast of Italy, has found its grape hero. Nero d'Avola has long been the indigenous grape variety of the area, but was originally relegated as a blending agent to add color and body to other wines of the region. In the past few decades, Nero d'Avola has come into...

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