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.
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.