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Cusumano Nero D'avola Sicilia Igt 2018 750ml

Rated 91 - Elderberries, dried spices, blackberry crumble and raspberry cheesecake complete the picture of a fruity, attractive wine....
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Donnafugata Nero D'avola Sedara Sicilia Igt 2018 750ml

Ruby red, Sedàra 2015 offers a fruity bouquet with scents of blackberries and blueberries combined with a light spicy note of black pepper. The...
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Donnafugata Sherazade 2018 750ml

Rated 91 - Bright deep red. Very perfumed and precise nose of violets, black cherry and delicate herbs. Then juicy and fresh, with outstanding...
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Feudo Maccari Saia 2016 750ml

Rated 95 - A more subtle Saia than in the past with freshly picked mulberries, elderberries, tobacco, cedar and resin. Full-bodied and very tight...
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Nero D'avola

Italy’s largest island, Sicily, has a wine producing history that can put most other European regions to shame. It was producing quality wines before the days of the Roman empire, and even the Ancient Greeks were not the first to cultivate vines on the island. For as long as anyone knows, the key grape varietal of Sicily has been Nero d’Avola, the beautiful, deep blue skinned grape which produces the region’s characterful, powerful red wines. While in the past, Nero d’Avola was mainly used as a blending grape, due to its deep color and intensely full body, it is today being increasingly celebrated as a single varietal wine grape, and is perfect for those who like their wines boisterous, loud and strong.

Nero d’Avola is grown pretty much everywhere on Sicily, as demand for wines made from this grape have never been higher. Despite its power and body, it is quite a versatile grape - it can be aged in oak barrels, which produces a dense and dark wine which puts its intense characteristics to good use, but it is also often drunk quite young, which allows its jammy, plummy character to come forward. It is also used to make rose wines in some appellations of Sicily, demonstrating a softer side to this otherwise heavy, deeply flavorful grape.