Nero d'Avola

[Nay-roh Dah-voh-lah]

Nero d'Avola ("Black of Avola" in Italian) is one of the most well known red wine graped in Sicily and is one of Italy's most important indigenous varieties. It is named after Avola in the far south of Sicily and its wines can be compared to New World Syrah, with sweet tannins and plum or peppery flavors but can also be made into a more elegant style with fruit, minerality a clean finish.

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