Nero d'Avola is a Sicilian variety, which enjoys a lot of sun and ripens later than Cabernet Sauvignon. Nero d'Avola is a high yielding clone which produces qualitative grape and very deep colour. Nero d'Avola typically has high tannins medium acid and a strong body. However, it can also be very smooth if grown at higher elevations where cooler temperatures restrict the alcohol levels. Its powerful blackberry and red fruit aromas make it really special, it can either be used for blends or as a standalone. Younger wines show plum and juicy, red-fruit flavors, while more complex examples offer chocolate and dark raspberry flavors.