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2016 Eldorado Road Riserva Nero d'Avola

Glenrowan, VIC

A special release Nero d'Avola from this fantastic small producer, and amongst the very best Neros yet made on these shores.

$55.00

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About
 Fantastic wine. It stops you in its tracks just a bit.

Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

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.

Behind the scenes at Eldorado Road
Behind the scenes at Eldorado Road
Eldorado, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"100% whole bunch nero d'Avola (from the 'best' section of the vineyard, where the resultant stalks are at their most ripe and mature) left on skins for 14 days then basket-pressed to 3yo French oak. 40 dozen. Fantastic wine. It stops you in its tracks just a bit. It's wild with struck match and deli meat complexity but the berried fruit is all finesse and insistence, the finish finely-spun and long. Captivating." - Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

95Points
The Wine Front

"It shows both sulphides and I suspect reduction too, certainly more of the former than the latter, and a tonne of spice notes, not to mention roasted nut and sweet herb characters. There’s cherried fruit here too, bright, joyous, fluid. Tannin: here’s where things get serious. There’s a stringy, sinewy character here, and it works beautifully with the wine’s wild, smoky, nutty, spicy persona. I would describe this wine as both fine-boned and wild, as both controlled and complex. Because it has so much going on, it sure won’t be for everyone. Personally I think it’s an absolute belter. " - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

It was picked from a small section of the estate vineyard, where the stalks get nice and ripe.

It was fermented with 100% whole bunches and it all went into 3-year-old French oak.

Blend : Nero d'Avola (100%)
ABV : 13.9%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Eldorado Road vineyard
Eldorado Road vineyard
Eldorado, VIC
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