Nero d’Avola Grape Variety

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The Nero d’Avola grape variety is officially known as Calabrese but as it is cultivated primarily in Sicily and the Sicilians call it Avola after a Sicilian town, it is known to the world as the Nero d’Avola. Obviously, it is used primarily in making red Sicilian wines. Wine made from this grape are either dry or slightly acidic and have peppery or plum flavours and a fruity bouquet.

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