- Alcesti Nero d'Avola 2013 Product #30395 (In Stock)
Nero d'Avola, the main red grape of sunny Sicily, can get a little over the top, but here's proof that it can be fresh, vibrant, and fun to drink, too! Attractive aromas of red berry and dried strawberry get just a touch of warm spice complexity. On the palate it's juicy and refreshing, with dried blackberry and black cherry fruit and a touch of warm plum tart. The bright finish makes this fun to just sip and a nice match for swordfish, poultry, or even lamb.
- Firriato Chiaramonte Nero D'avola Terre Siciliane 2013 Product #30409 (In Stock)
Don't let the new label fool you - the new vintage of Chiramonte Nero d'Avola is as delicious as ever! This juicy, black-fruited, slightly modern take on Sicily’s Nero d’Avola grape has been one of our top selling Italian reds for years now.
The grape is Nero d’Avola, Sicily’s best-known red varietal and one that’s prone to making rustic, pruny, wines that lack a little freshness. Not here! Winemaker Giuseppe Pellegrino picks his fruit ripe but not over-ripe, gives it a cool fermentation and then ages a portion of the young wine for 6 months in mostly used barrels. The result is a lithe and fresh Nero d’Avola, full of dark black cherry and black plum fruit, hints of licorice root and spice, and a zingy squirt of citrusy acidity. It’s a fun wine to just sip on (takes a chill nicely), but really sings with backyard cookout food or pasta with roasted tomatoes. Very fine value.