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Nero d’Avola is a well-known Sicilian varietal found notably in “Sicilia IGT” and “Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG” wines. It boasts charming aromas of red fruit, plum, spices, clove, and sometimes smoke. Its fleshiness and unmistakable tannins will provide a nice counterpoint to the pink duck meat. The aromas of grilled meat and balsamic will go hand-in-hand with the subtly smoky/roasted notes of this typically Italian wine!

Hélène Dion Sommelier and Wine Columnist