Nero d’Avola – is “the most important red wine grape 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 are compared to New World Shirazes, with sweet tannins and plum or peppery flavours.
Nero d’Avola Characteristics
Body: medium-full body
Tannins: medium-high tannins
Acidity: medium acidity
Nero d’Avola is a great wine to match with rich meaty meats. Some classic pairings include oxtail soup and beef stew, but you could easily swap BBQ burgers with bacon and everyone will think you’re a genius.
Nero D’Avola Flavors:
Black cherry, black plum, licorice, tobacco, chilli pepper