This wine is a true iron fist in a velvet glove, bursting with rich raisin, blackberry jam, green leaves, brown sugar, honey, and dried cranberries, all dusted with nutmeg!! It is stunningly balanced with huge depth of character. Nero d’Avola is the black grape from Avola in the far south of Sicily and its wines are compared to New World Shiraz, with sweet tannins and plum or peppery flavors. Cook Palermo-Style Tuna by marinating tuna steaks in dry white wine, lemon juice, garlic and rosemary. After a few hours drain and grill the steaks. Meanwhile cook some sardine fillets in olive oil and crush them into a paste then spread over the tuna steaks immediately before serving. Fantastico!!