Described as the most important red grape in Sicily, Nero d’Avola has become synonymous with medium to full-bodied red wines that are consumed the world over. Often compared to New World Shiraz, the wines show dark fruit characters together with spicy pepper and a distinct dried herb note.
Nero d’Avola likes a warm, dry climate, so many Australian producers have had great success in growing and producing these wines. Regions such as Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley have all produced some great Neros. Due to its fuller body style, Nero is a wine to match with red meats and heavier rustic pastas – linguine with rabbit ragu!