Mount Horrocks Nero d’Avola 2018

180 cases produced

This is the seventh release of Stephanie’s wonderful Sicily-inspired Nero D’Avola – a wine that with its moderate weight, juicy fruit and lively tannins, delivers a delicious alternative to Clare Valley’s cabernets and shiraz.

Hand harvested grapes are cold-oaked prior to a nine day ferment with daily plunging to ensure ideal colour, flavour and tannin extraction. The wine then spends twelve months maturation in French oak barriques (20% of which are new) prior to bottling and ageing prior to release.


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.



  • Gourmet Traveller WINE
    2018 Mount Horrocks Nero d’Avola By Toni Paterson Wines to Cellar This is the seventh release of nero d’Avola from Mount Horrock’s Watervale vineyard. The fruit is pristine and captivating, with musk, cherry and a hint of sarsaparilla. It has an elegant, medium body, with respectful framing tannins providing ample structural support. Time will reveal further aromatic layers …
  • WBM Magazine
    Mount Horrocks, Clare Valley 2018 Nero d’Avola 93 Points Stephanie Toole is building a little more courage and confidence with her Nero, and the result is her most sophisticated release yet. Classy French oak tannins provide the most compelling framework that she has assembled for deep black fruits. It promises great things in the medium term. Patience. By Tyson Stelzer WBM …