Nero d'Avola is one of those grapes that can easily go wrong. At its worst, it's gloppy and muddy on the palate, lacking anysense of personality. But when it's done right? Lovingly tended by third generation farmers, from organic vines surrounded by olive orchards, vegetable gardens, and fruit trees? It's textbook Sicily, invitingly fresh, wonderfully food-friendly, lively and jovial. As here, with the Nero from the Funaro brothers - punchy raspberry and cherry leap off the palate, grounded by a volcanic mineral core and lifted by crunchy acidity and a bouquet of floral aromatics. A Nero to change your mind about what's possible!