From Old World Sicily to New World Sensibility. Alpine welcomes Nero d’Avola to our wine list.
About the Grape: Nero d’Avola (also known as Calabrese) is the most important and widely planted red grape variety in Sicily.
About the Name: Takes its name from the town of Avola on the island’s southeast coast. Translated, Nero d’Avola means ‘Black of Avola’, a reference to the grape’s distinctive dark coloring.
About the Wine: “An intense inky red, the Nero d’Avola seductively reveals a gorgeous perfume of blackberry liqueur, white flower, a hint of vanilla, and a hint of figs delivered in a leather basket. On the palatte, this wine is opulent, full-bodied, and viscous, with a great intensity, surberb purity, and a layered, seamless personality, that would convince most tasters that this in the New World personified.”
Food Paring Suggestions: Beef, Eggplant and Tomato Pasta.