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Nero d'Avola

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Opulent with bold fruit and robust tannins, Nero d’Avola is Sicily’s most widely planted red grape, though the variety's other name, Calabrese, suggests origins from the mainland region of Calabria. Prized for its body, color and deep cherry fruit, Nero d’Avola performs well both as a single varietal bottling and in blends. It loves hot, arid climates and Sicily's old vines are aptly head-trained close to the ground, making them resistant to strong winds. A few pioneering producers in California as well as Australia farm Nero d’Avola in the same way.

Tasting Notes for Nero d'Avola

Nero d'Avola is a dry, red wine. A couple of styles are possible. The first is typically a powerful, opulent, dark fruit driven style with notes of coffee or cocoa from aging in wood. A second style offers up a snappier version with red cherry fruit and herbal notes, having seen little to no oak during aging.

Perfect Food Pairings for Nero d'Avola

Nero d’Avola’s black fruit and spicy flavors are perfect with rich flavors like grilled meat or stews, but can also be a great compliment to burgers, pizza or pasta.

Sommelier Secrets for Nero d'Avola

If you love big, bold wines like Napa Cabernet and Châteauneuf-du-Pape but want to stick to a budget, look no further than Nero d’Avola for a worthy substitute. Even the best examples often run under $20.

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  • Mirabile Nero d'Avola 2009 Front Label
    Mirabile Nero d'Avola 2009
    Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Italy
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    • Tasca d'Almerita Lamuri Nero d'Avola 2009 Front Label
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      • Morgante Don Antonio Nero d'Avola Riserva 2009 Front Label
        Morgante Don Antonio Nero d'Avola Riserva 2009
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      • Gulfi Neromaccarj 2009 Front Label
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      • Centonze Nero d'Avola 2009 Front Label
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        • Tasca d'Almerita Regaleali Nero d'Avola 2009 Front Label
          Tasca d'Almerita Regaleali Nero d'Avola 2009
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        • Morgante Nero d'Avola 2009 Front Label
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        • Torresella Nero d'Avola 2009 Front Label
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          • Cos Nero Di Lupo 2009 Front Label
            Cos Nero Di Lupo 2009
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          • Cusumano Nero d'Avola 2009 Front Label
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            • Donnafugata Sedara 2009 Front Label
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              • MandraRossa Nero d'Avola 2009 Front Label
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                • Gulfi Nerojbleo 2009 Front Label
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                • Feudo Maccari Saia 2009 Front Label
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                • Antica Azienda Agraria Curto Eloro Fontanelle Nero d'Avola 2009 Front Label
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                  • Firriato Harmonium Nero d'Avola 2009 Front Label
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                    • Donnafugata Mille e una Notte 2009 Front Label
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                      • Casa Vinicola Botter Terre Siciliane Caleo Nero d'Avola 2009 Front Label
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                        • Gulfi Nerosanlore 2009 Front Label
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                          • Altadonna Sicilia Nero d'Avola 2009 Front Label
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                              • FiaNobile Sicilia Nero Capitano Nero d'Avola 2009 Front Label
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                                  • Ceuso Sicilia Scurati 2009 Front Label
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