Nero d’Avola (NER-o da-VO-la)


This widely planted black (nero) grape was probably named after the city of Avola on the Italian island of Sicily. It’s the aristocratic red grape of Sicily, making wines that are mouthfilling, structured, chocolatey, and often complex. Sometimes called calabrese. DNA analysis suggests there are several clones of nero d’Avola and possibly several different varieties that fall under the name.

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