Nero d’Avola (Calabrese)

Often blended with Frappato. Aromas & flavors: Dark red cherry, herbs.

In a nutshell

Alternative Names and Subvarieties: The official name of this grape is Calabrese (“Calabrian”), but given that almost all of it grows in Sicilia and most Sicilians call it Nero d’Avola after a Sicilian city rather than neighboring Calabria, the world knows it better as Nero d’Avola

Best Known For: Sicilian red wines

Where Grown: Almost exclusively in Sicilia (98%)


Vineyard Area: 13,774 ha (34,021 acres)

Denominations that use this grape variety

Majority Component in One or More Wines of:

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