Mount Horrocks Nero d’Avola 2021
Winemaker Stephanie Toole was inspired to plant nero d’Avola after tasting a bottle of red made from the Sicilian grape in a restaurant in Rome. She initially intended to blend it with shiraz, but liked it so much on its own that she bottled it separately. The latest vintage, the 2021, is a lovely bright purple in the glass, bursting with juicy black cherries, a smattering of aromatic spice – sandalwood and cinnamon – and finishing bright, savoury and more-ish. Perfect pizza wine.
By Max Allen
Australian Financial Review, 25th November 2022