(2018) The indigenous Nero d'Avola is one of Sicily's most important red wine varieties, here made in the appasimento style. That means a proportion of the grapes were dried before fermentation, and that has resulted in a rich, dark wine with just a trace of sweetness. Bold with a cherry fruited acidity to brighten, its extremely quaffable and the soft finish makes it very crowd-friendly. Watch the video
for more information on the wine and the appasimento technique, and for food-matching ideas. The price falls to £8.99 if bought as part of a mixed six from Majestic.