2018 Mount Horrocks Nero d’Avola

180 cases produced

Inspired by the wines of Sicily, Stephanie planted Mount Horrocks’ Nero d’Avola vineyard in 2007 and this is her seventh release.
The grapes are harvested by hand, then cold-soaked prior to a nine day ferment. Daily plunging ensures ideal extraction until the wine is racked to French oak barriques (20% new) for twelve months maturation prior to bottling.

Less new oak is used to maintain its juicy palate.

 

Tasting Notes:

Bright red with lifted, generous red berry fruits.

Bursting with cherry and other red berries, lively spice and a crisp, tangy edge. So fresh and zippy, with typical ‘Italian’ minerality, gentle but firm tannins and long-lasting fruitiness on the palate.

Dangerously more-ish. Enjoy now to five to eight years.