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Grapes

Nero d’Avola

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Sicily’s most important red wine variety is often likened to Cabernet Sauvignon due to its full-bodied style and flavors of black cherry and tobacco.

Primary Flavors

  • Black Cherry
  • Black Plum
  • Licorice
  • Tobacco
  • Chili Pepper

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium-full Body

Medium-high Tannins

Medium Acidity

13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Oversized

  • DECANT
    1 Hour

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

With its bold fruit flavors and robust tannin, Nero d’Avola is a great wine to match with rich meaty meats. Some classic pairings include oxtail soup and beef stew.

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