Nero d'Avola

Sicilia DOC

Prince of the enological re-birth of Sicily, the Nero d’Avola is a very important native varietal. Initially found in Siracusa, it is now found in all of the wine-making areas of the island.

  • PRODUCTION AREA

    Sambuca di Sicilia, in the province of Agrigento, where ruch, mature, and structured Nero d’Avola is obtained. It prefers clay-like terrain and is very sensitive to excessive dryness and too much exposure to sunlight. The type of farming is “Espalier”, used with an average density of planting where there are 4500 plants per 2.5 Acres.

  • VINIFICATION

    100% Nero d’Avola. It is an average to early varietal maturing around the first week of September.

    This wine is obtained from grapes that have reached perfect aromatic and polyphenolic maturation. Destemming and alcoholic fermentation with the skins occurs for 6-8 days at 71-75 degrees. Malolactic Fermentation occurs with selected bacteria, then finally maturation occurs for 6 months in French barriques.

  • CHARACTERISTICS

    Color: Deep ruby-red with pleasant reflections of violet.

    Bouquet: Intense and covered, notes of currant stick out, wild strawberries, and pomegranate.

    Flavor: Soft and velvety. Distinct characteristics of fruitiness come forth.

  • ALCOHOL CONTENT 13%

  • PAIRINGS



    Pairs well with Risotto, first courses of baked pasta, red meats, lamb and savory cheeses. For its pleasant structure and intense aromaticity, the Nero d’Avola pairs ideally with typical Sicilian dishes, Spaghetti alla Norma, with eggplant, and smoked ricotta cheese.





  • SERVING TEMPERATURE 61-64° F

  • RATINGS

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola 2012 - 94 pts - Ultimate Wine Challenge 2014

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola 2012 - 86 pts - Wine Enthusiast - Sept. 2014

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola 12 - silver - Mundus Vini 2014

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola 12 - great gold - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - 2014

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola 12 - 86 Pts - Best Value - April 2014

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola 10 - silver - Mundus Vini 2012

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola 10 - gold - Berliner Wein Trophy 2012

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola 10 - 87 - Wine Enthusiast apr12

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola - 87 - Silver - Beverage Testing Institute 2011

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola - Best Red - Food & Wine Genuary 2011

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola - 88 - Ultimate Bev Chal 2010

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola - 88 - Ultimate Bev Chal 2010

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola - 88 - Value Champ - 4 stars - Wine&Spirits - Fall 2009

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola - 100 Best Buys of 2009 - 88 - Wine&Spirits - Winte r2009

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola - Bronze - SF Intl Comp - 2009

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola - Gold - Mundus Vini 2009

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola - silver - AWC Vienna 2009

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola - 88 - Wine&Spirits - June 2009

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola - Gold - Mundus Vini 2009

    STEMMARI Nero d'Avola - 88 - Wine&Spirits - June 2009

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