Nero d’Avola 2018

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Nero d’Avola works beautifully in our warm Heathcote climate. Grown extensively in Sicily, Italy, named for the city of Avola, this versatile variety is known for distinctive rustic tannin structure and great aging potential. Our Nero D’Avola is crafted as a youthful, vibrant, medium-bodied style.



Aromas of red cherry, satsuma plums combine with savoury spice and anise. Palate is light to medium bodied, with juicy, vibrant, red berry fruit and dark plums, backed by slightly grippy mouthfeel and soft dry tannins.


Hand picked form our Tellurian vineyard growing in Cambrian soils formed over 500 million-years. Deep, rich, decomposed greenstone rock and limestone with soil depths up to 2m allow roots to reach deep, while relatively low fertility controls vigour and yield.


Our approach with Nero D'Avola is very gentle in winery to allow expression of tannins without getting tannic. Grapes fermented cool in open fermenters with 11-21 days on skins, and were hand plunged once a day. Wine pressed and matured in older French oak barrels for 10 months prior to filtration and bottling.