The 'Black of Avola' is the most important red grape variety in Sicily, as well as one of the most important indigenous varieties in Italy. Named after Avola in the far south of Sicily, its wines, with its sweet tannins and plum or peppery flavors, are comparable to New World Shirazes.
Full-bodied, yet with velvety characteristic. Medium tannins but not overpowering. Cherry or ruby red in colour, it has an aroma of violet, with perceived flavours of black cherries and blackberries.