Varietal: Nero d'Avola
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Colour: Dark ruby
Nose: Hints of lavender, nori, vermouth and stem ginger. Orange peel and angonstura bitters is also present, reminiscent of an Old Fashion.
Palate: A pomegranate, bright dark raspberry and morello cherry mid-palate balanced by a refreshing sweet and sour red cherry acidity. The wine finishes with fine grained, chain link tannins as well as some savouriness.
Notes: This eighth vintage of the drought tolerant Sicilian varietal was picked at 13 Baume in 2018 to maintain vibrancy. The transparency of the Nero d’Avola grape was preserved by using gentle, ancient techniques and naturally occurring wild yeasts. The grapes were destemmed then fermented and aged on skins for six months in locally made 200L bees-wax lined clay amphoras.