Morgante Nero d'Avola 2004

Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy

$21.99
Item No. 85006
  • red wine
  • RP88
  • WE87
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Winemaker's Notes

The wine is ruby red in color with intense aromas of vanilla and spice. On the palate it is bursting with bright cherry fruit, balanced acidity and exotic spices."

"Sweet, ripe black cherry, and chocolate notes intermixed with notions of camphor and vanilla jump from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-hued 2004. With silky tannin, an attractive, elegant attack as well as mid-palate, and a flavor-filled finish, it is a tasty, yummy wine made from the indigenous Sicilian grape, Nero d'Avola." The Wine Advocate, 8/29/05 Issue 160
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"A young wine that showed very well thanks to its bursting ripe fruit, crushed black pepper, and toasty nuttiness. The tannins are lusciously soft and the wine's medium body make it an excellent drink-now proposition."" Wine Enthusiast, 09/05
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Learn About Morgante Map ItMap It

The Morgante winery is located in the pristine countryside of southern Sicily. The winery represents one family's initiative to employ five generations of viticultural experience and for the first time, make their own wine from the fruit of their vineyards. In 1994, Antonio Morgante and his sons, Carmelo and Giovanni, decided to vinify their own grapes. This decision represented...

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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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