Nero d'Avola is a red grape variety native to Sicily, Italy. It is one of the most important and widely planted grape varieties on the island. Nero d'Avola wines display a deep ruby-red or garnet colour and offer rich and intense characteristics. They often showcase flavors of ripe dark berries, cherry, plum, and hints of spices such as black pepper and cocoa. Nero d'Avola wines are known for their full body, velvety texture, and moderate to high tannins. They pair well with grilled meats, hearty stews, and aged cheeses, making them a popular choice for lovers of robust red wines.