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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.

13%
Alcohol content
16-18°C
Serving temperature
Characteristics
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 22-24 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.
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.
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Ratings
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero D'Avola 10 - Silver
2012 Mundus Vini
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero D'Avola 11 - Gold
2012 Berliner Wein Trophy
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero D'Avola 12 - 86 pts/2
2014 Wine Spectator
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero D'Avola 13 - 87 pts
2015 Wine Enthusiast
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero D'Avola 12 - 90 pts
2015 Ultimate Wine Challenge
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero D'Avola 13 - Silver
2015 International Wine & Spirit Competition
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero D'Avola 14 - Gold
2015 Berliner Wein Trophy
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero D'Avola 13 - Silver/2
2015 CWSA
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero D'Avola 10 - Gold
2012 Berliner Wein Trophy
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero D'Avola 12 - Silver
2014 Mundus Vini
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero D'Avola 12 - 86 pts
2014 Wine Enthusiast
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero D'Avola 10 - 87 pts
2012 Wine Enthusiast
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero D'Avola 12 - 94 pts
2014 Ultimate Wine Challenge
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero D'Avola 13 - Gold
2015 Berliner Wein Trophy
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero D'Avola 12 - Great Gold
2014 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero d'Avola 14 - Gold/2
2015 Mundus Vini
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero d'Avola 15 - Gold
2016 China Wine & Spirits Awards
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero d'Avola 15 - Gold /2
2016 Mundus Vini
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero d'Avola 16 - Silver
2017 Mundus Vini
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero D'avola 16 - Gold
2018 China Wine & Spirits Awards
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero d'Avola 16 - Bronze
2018 Decanter Wine Awards
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero d'Avola 16 - 93 finalist great value
2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge
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Nero d'Avola STEMMARI Nero d'Avola 16 - Silver
2018 International Wine&Spirit Competition