Morgante Nero d'Avola 2008

Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy

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Item No. 107752
  • red wine
  • WS89
  • RP89
Style: Big & Bold

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Intensely ruby red in color with supple aromas of ripe black cherry and blackberry, followed by spicy notes of charcoal, vanilla and black pepper. On the palate, bursting flavors of ripe fruit and exotic spice are balanced by pleasant acidity and silky tannins. Delicious with roasted meats, eggplant parmigiana, pasta, grilled pork chops and veal casseroles.

Critical Acclaim

"Ripe, with layers of black plum, cassis, tobacco and mocha held on a bright frame, with fine tannins filling out the tarry finish. Drink now through 2012."
89 Points

"Morgante's 2008 Nero d'Avola is a delicious entry-level wine bursting with dark fruit, spices and French oak. This is without question a powerful style of Nero d'Avola where the oak has added a measure of textural richness and complexity. In another few months the wine should be even more integrated. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014."
89 Points

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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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