Just off the toe-of-the boot, Sicily is the Mediterranean’s largest island—and Italy’s largest wine region. Perhaps not as luxurious as regions in the north, Sicily is famous for producing reliable and affordable wines—especially ones made from Nero d’Avola. This grape is a superhero as it manages intense heat (temperatures often top 100 degrees Fahrenheit!) to produce balanced, elegant wines like Angelo. Beautiful and brambly, this has notes of plum and mulberry with a touch of licorice. Enjoy it with stuffed eggplant, Pasta alla Norma, or some semi-hard cheeses!
VARIETY: Nero d'Avola
REGION: Sicily, Italy