Nero d’avola 2016

$20.00

Revered as the iconic red wine of Sicily, our Nero d’avola thrives in the warm Mediterranean climate of our homestead vineyard in Woodvale.  A medium-bodied, robust and voluptuous red, the wine exhibits dry cherries, dark chocolate and abundant ripe plum characters against a smooth fine palate and velvety tannins. Serve with grilled lamb or richly sauced pasta dishes with caper and olive undertones.
Paul Conti was WA’s first vigneron to bring customs-approved Nero d’avola vine cuttings into the State.

 

Description

Vineyard
Revered as the iconic red wine of Sicily, our Nero d’avola thrives in the warm Mediterranean climate of our homestead vineyard in Woodvale. This elegant red celebrates our Sicilian heritage and Paul Conti was the first WA vigneron to bring customs-approved nero d’avola cuttings into the state. The vines were established in 2011 on a small plot on the property.

Harvest
Hand-harvested on 15 February, 2016.

Winemaking
Follows traditional winemaking in open-fermenters with daily hand-plunging for seven days; pressed with a natural malolactic then aged in old American oak hogs-heads for 6 months. This variety has the capacity to hold its natural acidity even in a warm area, so any additions made were minimal.

Nose
Hints of seasoned American oak and an ever-so slight ripe, fruit cake character combined with European earthiness.

Palate
A medium-bodied, robust and voluptuous red, the wine exhibits dry cherries, dark chocolate and abundant ripe plum characters against a smooth fine palate and velvety tannins. Vibrant cherry-red colour.

Food    
Serve with grilled lamb or richly sauced pasta dishes or traditional Sicilian caponata.          

Cellaring
Medium term

Additional Information
Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 9 x 9 x 30 cm