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Settesoli Mandrarossa Costadune Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT, Sicily, Italy

Wine Notes

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $7   From: $5   To: $9

Price History for Settesoli Mandrarossa Costadune Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT, Sicily, Italy
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Grape Variety

Nero d’Avola (also known as Calabrese) is the most important and widely planted red wine grape variety in Sicily. Vast volumes of Nero d’Avola are produced on the island every year, and have been for centuries. The dark-skinned grape is of great historical importance to Sicily and takes its present-day name from the town of Avola on the island’s southeast coast. The area was a hotbed of trade and population movement during the Middle Ages and Nero d’Avola was frequently used to add color and body to lesser wines in mainland Italy.

Translated, Nero d’Avola means "Black of Avola", a reference to the grape’s distinctive dark colouring, but its exact origins are the subject of debate. The region of ...more


Region
  • Sicily is Italy's southernmost region, and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. For more than 2500 years Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) has been a significant center of Mediterranean viniculture, although the reputation and style of its wines has changed significantly over that time. Although once famous for sweet Muscats (see Pantelleria), and later fortified Marsala, the island's best known wines are now its dry table wines produced under the regional IGT title, Terre Siciliane.

    At its widest point Sicily measures 175 miles (280km) east to west, and about one third that distance north to south. Its roughly triangular shape led the island to be dubbed Trinacria ...more

  • Italy – the home of Moscato, Chianti, Amarone and Prosecco – has a rich and diverse wine heritage dating back more than two thousand years. Famous for its bewildering diversity of both grape varieti...more


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