Fantastic wine. It stops you in its tracks just a bit.
About The Wine
Here's an emphatic statement for the potential of Nero d'Avola in Australia.
Paul and Laurie at Eldorado Road first planted Nero d'Avola on their old Glenrowan vineyard after consulting with Allesio Planeta, one of Scilily's premier producers of the variety.
Their unique patch of land is producing some outstanding fruit now only a few years in. This ludicrously small batch of just 40 dozen of a Riserva wine is the very best example they can produce.
It's the highest scoring Nero in the country with 96 points from Campbell Mattinson. A wine of thundering power and towering stature.
Want to see how good this variety can be? Here's one of the very best you will find in Australia.
About Eldorado Road
Eldorado Road is one of Northern Victoria's hidden wine gems.
Paul Dahlenburg (Bear) and Lauretta Schulz (Laurie) are the two passionate vignerons behind this label.
After taking control of an impossibly old Glenrowan vineyard planted to Shiraz that they have brought back to life, the two have planted small parcels of Durif and Nero d'Avola on their property, believing that their unique terroir between Beechworth and Wangaratta is perfectly suited to produce powerful yet elegant expressions of these varieties.
The critical acclaim for these wines is flooding in. It's only early days for Bear and Laurie in their own operation, but Eldorado Road is definitely a producer to watch.