Cusumano Nero d'Avola 2011

Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy

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Item No. 118552
  • red wine
  • JS90
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.

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • ST88

Winemaker's Notes

It is on the easy drinking side of the Nero d'Avola spectrum. Fruit driven with a little creaminess and light spice on the finish. Unmistakable combination of black cherry and strawberry, with juniper berries on the nose.

Critical Acclaim

"A beautiful Nero that is balanced and refined with lightly cooked cherries and blackberries. Full and delicious. Fresh and bright. Chocolate and fruit aftertaste. Always excellent quality."
90 Points

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Daniel Urbina - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/5/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Pair with: Veal > Herbs
This wine is one of my favorites because it is very delicious. My mother does not drink too much wine, just a glass, but with this wine, she drunk half of the bottle. Great wine for women for its finish.
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firelane50 - Skaneateles, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/9/2013)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Decent, solid if uninspired moderately dry red Italian for every day drinking.
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Zhlmsd - Boston, MA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(1/26/2014)
Style: Smooth & Supple
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Learn About Cusumano

Cusumano's wines come from premium sites all over Sicily, and are produced at the Partinico (straight west of Palermo) based family winery by third generation winemakers and brothers Diego and Alberto Cusumano. They craft wines of the 'new' Sicily typified by outstanding varietal expression, rich flavors, and a sensuality that could only be born under the Sicilian sun. Wine...

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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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