Nero d’ Avola 2013

2013 Mount Horrocks Nero d’ Avola

Bright cherry red.

Juicy, perfumed, lightly floral nose: heady.

Generous forest fruits, prune and a hint of spice, the taste is rounded, with nero’s trademark fresh acidity and smooth tannins. Tantalisingly drinkable, especially enjoyable at midway between refrigerator and ambient room temperature, with tomato-based dishes, now to 6 years.

A very appealing modern take on classic Italian varietal.