Mount Horrocks Nero d’Avola 2021

  • Mount Horrocks Nero d’Avola 2021

    Inspired by the wines of Sicily, Stephanie planted Mount Horrocks’ Nero d’Avola vineyard in 2007.
    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:

    Bright crimson-purple. Characteristic floral, raspberry and strawberry notes leap from the glass.

    Those juicy berries flow through on the palate, along with cherry, cocoa and a hints of spice. Bright and lively, with tasty tannins, and a light savoury edge. Really food-friendly and drinking well in its youth.

    Dangerously drinkable. Cellar 5-6 years.

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Recent reviews

  • Winsor’s Choice
    Mount Horrocks Nero d’Avola 2021 It is a complete mystery why we do not see more wines made from Nero d’Avola in Australia. The Sicilian grape variety is very compatible with Australian conditions and produces medium-bodied European-accented wines that are perfect for the local lifestyle. Stephanie Toole at Mount Horrocks planted Nero d’Avola in 2007 after ...
  • TOP 20 Wines 2022
    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, ...
  • The Western Australian
    Mount Horrocks 2020 Nero d’Avola 95 Points   …. It’s bright and floral with a lift of roses and chocolates spinning through the nose.  A trace of red raspberry fruit and those lovely chalky tannins make it.  This was a hot year in most places, yet Clare fared rather well, and this is a great example.   “The Mount Horrocks ...
  • 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 ...

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