From: Sicily, Italy
Varietal: Nero d’Avola
Taste: On the nose, this captivating red wine reveals an enchanting bouquet of bright red fruits, predominantly cranberry, intertwined with delicate floral notes and a subtle hint of spice. As the wine opens up, the aroma of dark plums begins to emerge, adding depth and complexity to the fragrant profile. Upon the first sip, the palate is greeted with an explosion of juicy red fruit flavors and minerality, reminiscent of a quality Beaujolais. The vibrant acidity and medium body create a lively, refreshing experience, while the supple tannins provide structure and balance. The finish is dry, with lingering notes of dark fruit and a touch of earthiness, leaving a pleasant, enduring impression.
Pairing: The versatility of this chillable Nero d’Avola lends itself to a wide range of food pairings, enhancing and complementing an array of dishes. This wine's juicy fruit flavors and bright acidity make it a perfect match for various meats, such as grilled chicken, roast pork, or seared duck breast. It can also be enjoyed with tomato-based pasta dishes, as well as any charcuterie you’d serve alongside Beaujolais. Those last two notes served as the inspiration for the recipe we’re sharing below!
The Due Terre Nivuru Liter truly shines when paired with traditional Sicilian cuisine. Delight in its compatibility with Polpette alla Siciliana, Margherita pizza, Pasta ‘ncasciata (more Sicilian options above). The wine's refreshing acidity cuts through the richness of these dishes, providing an exquisite balance of flavors.
For vegetarian options, the wine pairs beautifully with a classic insalata di pomodoro e cipolla, a Caponata Siciliana, or a hearty Pasta alla Norma featuring eggplant and ricotta salata. The wine's fruity notes and subtle spice also complement dishes with earthy mushrooms or dishes featuring robust legumes, such as lentil stews or chickpea salads.
Scallion Meatballs With Soy-Ginger Glaze
Recipe from Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer
Adapted by Julia Moskin
About. Discover a hidden gem in the world of Sicilian wines with the 1L Due Terre Nivuru Liter 2021 Terre Siciliane IGT 100% Nero d’Avola. This captivating red, made from the indigenous Nero d'Avola grape, delights the senses with its bright, fresh, and floral notes, reminiscent of a great Beaujolais. With an irresistible combination of cranberry fruitiness, dark plum notes, and a hint of spice, this wine is perfect for a variety of food pairings and occasions.
A Perfect Pairing Partner
The Due Terre Nivuru Liter is a versatile wine that pairs beautifully with a range of Sicilian dishes. Enjoy it with Polpette alla Siciliana, Margherita pizza, insalata di pomodoro e cipolla, or the sweet and sour flavors of peperonata agrodolce. This wine also complements the unique taste of Stigghiola, a traditional Palermo street food made from skewered or wrapped lamb, goat, or chicken intestines.
For a heartier meal, savor this wine alongside Pasta 'ncasciata, a rich Sicilian pasta dish featuring a blend of penne or rigatoni with tomato sauce or beef ragu, fried eggplant, cheese, and bechamel sauce. Or for a lighter option, delight in the delicious crunch of Crispelle, Italian fried dough that comes in both savory and sweet variations.
Due Terre Wines: A Vision of Quality and Balance
Located in Alcamo, in the northwest region of Sicily, Due Terre Wines was founded by owner and co-winemaker Catherine Stratton and oenologist/winemaker Vito Loaura. Their mission is to produce small lots of organic wines using indigenous Sicilian grapes, with a focus on quality, balance, and affordability.
Certified organic and crafted with minimal intervention, the Due Terre wines showcase the unique characteristics of their varietals. The winery sources its grapes from family-owned vineyards in Sicily, an island with the largest number of organic vineyards in Italy and a rich history of winemaking dating back to 8000 BC.
The 2021 Vintage: A Must-Try Experience
The 1L Due Terre Nivuru Liter 2021 Terre Siciliane IGT 100% Nero d’Avola is a product of this commitment to quality and tradition. With a 12.5% alcohol content and a dry finish, this wine is best enjoyed lightly chilled at a serving temperature of 58° F. Be sure to drink it by 2024 to fully appreciate its distinctive characteristics.
A testament to the passion and dedication of Catherine Stratton and Vito Loaura, the 1L Due Terre Nivuru Liter 2021 Terre Siciliane IGT 100% Nero d’Avola offers a tantalizing taste of Sicily's rich winemaking heritage. Whether you're a wine enthusiast or simply looking for a versatile and flavorful red to accompany your next meal, this captivating Sicilian gem is a must-try experience.
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