Mirabile Nero d'Avola 2007
Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
Fresh from Sicily's Mediterranean coast, Mirabile Nero d'Avola is a fruit forward and easy drinking expression of Sicily at its best. Teaming with flavors of ripe cherries and exotic spices, it represents an incredible value!
Wine Enthusiast - "This vintage of Mirabile's pretty Nero d'Avola (with the attractive label featuring a Sicilian succulent plant) offers impressive intensity and purity of aromas. The wine is smooth and bright with fresh berry notes, almond and smoky after tones. Best Buy"
Mirabile perfectly interprets the elegance of the Sicilian land, and with its simple character one can appreciate magical traditions, through history and modernity. Mirabile expresses and values the potential of the territory and of the autochthonous vines while considering the possibility of new, experimental vines.
Mirabile's vineyards are located in the Gurra Soprana District in Sicily, Italy. The 4 to 15 year-old vines include the varietals Nero D'Avola, Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Inzolia, Syrah, and Viognier. Soil composition is a mix of clay and sand. Harvesting is still performed traditionally by manual picking of the grapes moved in small crates. View all Mirabile Wines
About SicilyView a map of Sicily wineries (SIH-sih-lee) 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 rainfall and good mountain terrains, this little island is perfect for making the good stuff.
Notable FactsThere are still delicious sweet wines coming from Sicily, including Marsala, Moscato di Pantelleria & Malvasia delle Lipari. But the reds are the wines making people stand up and notice. Nero d'Avola is demonstrating its potential for making deep reds with the ability to age. Some winemakers are taking a chance with international varieties, like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. These grapes are sometimes blended with the Nero d'Avola or other native Italian varietals – adding a bit of international sophistication to regional charm.
A little ditty about Italy...This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
For regions, the most popular are Tuscany (home of Chianti), Piedmont and the Tre-Venezie, which includes Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli. Other communes of note are in Southern Italy, and a few good wines are made elsewhere in the country. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily are members of the Italian winemaking community as well.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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
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