Messer del Fauno Nero d’Avola Terre SicilianeRegular price €14.95
Nero d’Avola is the most important red wine grape in Sicily and is one of Italy’s most important indigenous varieties. It is named after Avola in the far south of Sicily and its wines are compared to New World Shiraz, with sweet tannins and plum or peppery flavours.
Messer Del Fauno Nero D’Avola is a delicously tempting dark, rich and intesne ruby red colour which follows through to aromas of ripe blackberry, blueberry and notes of liquorice. It is medium bodied with a rich and balanced palate. In the mouth it’s soft and smooth, with flavours of blackberry, blueberry, liquorice, hints of black coffee, with healthy and good balanced acidity.
Nero D’Avola expresses a rustic elegance and structure that is not often enough associated with wines from this region.
- Colour: Dark, dense ruby colour. \t
- Bouquet: Beautiful aromas of licorice, blackberries and blueberries. \t
- Taste: Medium-bodied, supple texture, delicious wine with considerable character. The finish is long and persistent.
Nero d'Avola (Italian pronunciation: [ˈnero ˈdavola]; "Black of Avola" in Italian) is "the most important red wine grape in Sicily and is one of Italy's most important indigenous varieties. It is named after Avola in the far south of Sicily and its wines are compared to New World Shirazes, with sweet tannins and plum or peppery flavours. It also contributes to Marsala blends.“The Black Grape of Avola" appears to have been selected by growers near Avola (a small town in south east Sicily) several hundred years ago. Initially, it was confined to the southern tip of the island but more recently has spread throughout the island. The vine likes hot and arid climates. The districts around Noto (above all Buonivini) and Pachino in the south of the province of Siracusa are reputed for the quality of their Nero d'Avola wines. The first American producer of Nero d'Avola is Chiarito Vineyards in Ukiah, California (Mendocino County). Nero d'Avola is also cultivated in Australia and Turkey.