Vineyard Limited Release Nero d’Avola
This new, regionally suited variety has the finesse and freshness that shows off how well it performs in McLaren Vale's climate.
Bright cherry red.
Perfumed confectionary lift with aromas of raspberry and red cherry, hints of plums, smoky toast and nutmeg.
A luscious palate dominated by raspberries and red cherries leads into a plum and strawberry mid palate. The wine has been minimally oaked and the crisp acidity adds vibrancy and focus. The gritty tannins provide a lot of volume and a textural finish to the wine. This new, regionally suited variety has the finesse and freshness that shows off how well it performs in McLaren Vale’s climate. The medium bodied, iconically Italian flavour profile and structural tannins allow it to pair fantastically well with food.
The Nero d’Avola fruit was the last red to be picked for 2015 season, harvested on the 24th of March. The fruit was crushed into a small 2.5t fermenter and hand plunged twice daily for 9 days. The wine was pressed and then completed fermentation and matured in 4 year old Italian coopered French oak to preserve the vibrancy of the wine and allow it to express itself without too much overt oak influence.
- Alcohol 14.5%
While crafted for immediate appeal, this wine will mature well with at least 5 — 8 years cellaring in controlled conditions.
Scott Zrna + Ben Tanzer
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