2017 Nero d'Avola
Single vineyard, hand-picked, small batch, whole berry, open ferment following a cold soak.
Absolutely singing with the extra year in bottle.
Bright, juicy red fruits blend seemlessly with spice and dried herbs.
Vineyard and Winemaking info
Produced from a single vineyard just east of the township of McLaren Vale in an ancient river bed. It was harvested on two separate dates. The first was handpicked at 12 baume in order to capture bright youthful acidity, the second at 14 baume to bring the juicy confected red berry fruits. Due to harvest dates, both batches fermented separately. Destemmed only, whole berries in small open fermenters following a 4-day cold soak. Wild fermentation allowed to start for a few days then over seeded with cultured yeast. Total time on skins 14 days. Pressed to older seasoned small format oak where it was matured for 9 months prior to bottling.