Mount Horrocks Nero d’Avola 2017

  • Mount Horrocks Nero d’Avola 2017

    200 cases produced

    Inspired by the wines of Sicily, Stephanie planted Mount Horrocks’ Nero d’Avola vineyard in 2007 and this is her sixth 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:

    Vibrantly coloured and redolent with juicy red berry fruits and spice notes.

    Characteristically Italian moderate weight, texture and savoury edges with Australia’s crisp fresh fruit and clean herbal tones – combining to a super appealing wine with cherry and raspberry, rosemary and bay leaf underpinned by lovely gentle tannins and appealing softness.

    Fantastic summer drinking now through five years.

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Recent reviews

  • The Real Review 2017 Mount Horrocks Nero d’Avola By Toni Paterson 95 Points A divine wine with glorious fragrance with cranberry and raspberry fruit and hints of orange peel. The medium-bodied palate is tight and bright and tart cherry flavours and a hint of vanilla. It is breezy, elegant and ethereal and is representative of the skill of its maker.   The Real ...
  • Halliday Wine Companion 2020 Mount Horrocks Nero d’Aovla 2017 95 points This meduim-bodied wine is the 6th release. Hand-picked and open-fermented, matured in French barriques (20% new) for 12 months. It is fresh and bright; red fruits and fine, savoury tannins equally matched; juicy acidity the umpire signalling victory for the nero.
  • WBM Magazine Mount Horrocks  Nero d’Avola 2017 By Tyson Stelzer Laced with sarsaparilla and liquorice over a core of candied raspberries, this is a fruity vintage for Nero, making for a juicy and flamboyant style with just the right level of tangy acidity and fine tannin grip to keep things in line. Just 260 cases made.   90 Points WBM Trade Magazine May/June 2019
  • Sydney Morning Herald Mount Horrocks Nero d’Avola 2017 By Ralph Kyte-Powell 92 Points An exotic red, out of the Clare mainstream in style, this take on the Sicilian nero d’avola has an “Italian deli” nose of spices, cherries, siena cake and aniseed. Medium-bodied and supple mid-palate, it tastes ripe with mouth-watering acidity and fine tannins carrying a sustained, tasty finish. Ageing: Drink over ...
  • Sydney Morning Herald Mount Horrocks Nero d’Avola 2016 By Ralph Kyte-Powell 92 Points From Stephanie Toole’s admirable Clare Valley winery, this young red has a nose of red berries, cherries, Italian deli aromas and dusty earth. It’s medium in body with ample fruit character and vibrancy. It finishes bone dry with underlying tannic grip. Ageing: Drink over three years The Sydney Morning Herald 1st ...

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