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Nero d'Avola

Known throughout the whole of the 19th century as Calavrisi (the Calabrese), there are no actual documents that attest to it coming from that region; its origins are lost in history. It spread from Syracuse to the neighbouring areas of Avola and Pachino, until it commonly populated all the other Sicilian provinces. Over the last thirty years its grapes have been used in winemaking to produce blending wines (exported across Europe as well as to other regions of Italy). Today, however, many viticultural organisations have rediscovered its merit and potential—a process of enhancement that has made this Sicilian vine, by antonomasia, world famous.

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