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Nocera is a high-quality, red-wine grape variety native to Sicily. Its best-known incarnation is perhaps in the red wines of Faro DOC where it is blended with Nerello Cappuccio and Nerello Mascalese. Varietal examples are rare.

Nocera is able to retain good acidity even in the scorching Sicilian heat. It has prominent tannins, thanks to its thick-skinned berries, which make for structured wines with serious palate weight. High alcohol is fairly common in Nocera wines, which commonly have an intense yet elegant bouquet of dark fruit flavors, leather and spice.

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Wine Varietals

Wine varietals refer to wines that are made of a single, dominant type of grape such as moscato wine, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. Those are examples of well know wine varietals, but in actuality there are dozens upon dozens in production all over the world.

In Italy, some of the finest varietal wines are lesser known and not found on the shelves of chain stores. Reds like Barbera wine and sweet Lambrusco wine are enjoyed overseas and better known as varietals than blends. Carmenère wine from the Bordeaux region is popular and often mistaken for the better known varietal Merlot.

If you want to get a true taste of a type of grape, a wine varietal is the best option. These stand-alone wines bring out the full flavor that a grape has to offer and showcases the soil attributes that go into growing it.

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