Nero d’Avola by Mezzogiorno is a beautiful Ruby-red colour. On the nose it has slightly spicy notes leading to rich fruity flavours of blackberries, blueberries and mulberries. This then leads to a well rounded finish and fruity with well integrated tannins.
The Nero d’Avola grape is grown extensively in Sicily and is a very important grape in the area. It also produces some excellent fruity wines at very reasonable prices and consequently you get some great value for money.
Food Matching: This is a flexible wine but at its best with roasted and grilled meats, fantastic with Pasta and meat based sauces. My favourite way to enjoying this wine is with good friends on a warm summer evening or with an open fire. Serve the wine at room temperature, about 18-20°C.
Grape: Nero d’Avola
Sicily had, for many years a really poor reputation for the quality of its wine. It contributed heavily to the European wine lake with only around 20% of the wine being bottled. Fortunately those days are now long behind us and the island has received considerable investment. it is also blessed with a very varied terroir for growing grapes as well as vast quantities of sunshine. It is still known for the production of large quantities of wine but the quality is now considered to be very drinkable and in improving all of the time.
One of the things that we like about Italy is that they are very loyal to their native grapes and the Nero d’Avola grape originates from the town of Avola, in the South East part of the island.
The making of the Mezzogiorno Nero d’Avola is by using the very traditional methods for red wine. Vinification is at a controlled temperature between 25 and 27 °C, the results are excellent and more than the odd bottle is drunk by the Warlingham Wines team!