Prince of the enological re-birth of Sicily, the Nero d’Avola is a very important native varietal. Nero d’Avola arguably the most characteristic of Sicilian red grapes, the hearty Nero d’Avola variety is thought to have originated in the Syracuse/Ragusa
territory in the southeastern part of the island. Over the years, however, it has spread throughout the entire region of Sicily. A smooth, deep, slightly peppery flavor gets better over time, without losing its inherent fruitiness.