Nero D’Avola – Wine Term of the Week

Nero D'Avola - Wine Term of the WeekNero D’Avola (pronounced NEE-row dee-AH-vo-lah) is a popular red wine grape in Italy. The varietal produces fruit forward wines and thrives in hot climates. Nero D’Avola grapes are also grown in California and are used in blended wines, as well as on their own.

Translated literally as ‘Black of Avola’ due to the darkness in color, and the fact that these grapes were originally havested in Avola, on the southern tip of Sicily.

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