2021 Nero D’Avola, Lodi

Ripe blackberries meet refreshing acidity in full-bodied harmony.

The 2021 Nero d’Avola from Lodi elegantly channels its Sicilian heritage, presenting a wine of striking personality. In this rendition, the sun-soaked Lodi vineyards have bestowed upon the grapes a velvety richness. Aromas of ripe blackberries and plums mingle with subtle hints of Mediterranean herbs, paying homage to the grape’s Sicilian roots.

This Nero d’Avola unfolds on the palate with a captivating interplay of light fruit flavors, accented by a touch of spice and a whisper of licorice. The wine’s smooth tannins and well-balanced acidity contribute to a harmonious and lingering finish. Lodi’s terroir imparts a California twist to this Italian classic, resulting in a 2021 Nero d’Avola that beautifully marries Old World charm with New World allure.

Alcohol: 10.8%
Cases Produced: 105

Pairing Suggestions

Grilled Eggplant and Heirloom Tomato Stack with Zinc House Farm Olive Oil Drizzle

Layers of roasted eggplant and heirloom tomatoes are elegantly stacked and finished with a drizzle of Zinc House Farm olive oil. This dish is designed to highlight the dark fruit and herbal notes of Nero d’Avola.

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Herb-Crusted Rack of Venison

A majestic rack of venison is crusted with herbs and cooked to perfection, making it a sublime partner for the Nero d’Avola intricate flavor profile.

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Sustainable Practices through Engaging Experiences

Clark Ferrea is nestled within Zinc House Farm, a working farm and agritourism center in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley. Zinc House Farm exists to educate and promote the healthy human connection to the earth and agriculture. Our goal is to enhance that connection by creating a environment that honors our heritage, respects the place and land that sustains life, and celebrate our connection to food, community and the arts.

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