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2017 Mount Horrocks Nero d'Avola

Clare Valley, SA

One of the Clare Valley's most iconic producers takes on Nero d'Avola with fantastic results. Organically farmed and absolutely great to drink!

HIGH SCORE

$39.00

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This is a straight-forward but highly enjoyable release.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This organically farmed Nero d'Avola comes from some of the earliest plantings of Nero in the country.

Winemaker Stephanie Toole put down vines on her picturesque vineyard in the Watervale sub-region of the Clare Valley back in 2006.

Now well established, these vines produce a slippery smooth, deliciously decadent version of Nero.

It's got fruit, it's got refinement, it's a top example of this loveable Italian variety.

Winemaker Stephanie Toole
Winemaker Stephanie Toole
Clare Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Mount Horrocks Nero d’Avola vineyard established in 2006, is one of the earliest plantings of this Sicilian variety in Australia. After assessing the experience of Sicilian growers it was planted on red loam over limestone, where it seems very much at home.

Hand harvested at full ripeness, Stephanie employs an early cold-soak prior to a nine day ferment with gentle daily plunging then matures the wine in French oak barriques for 18 months.

Blend : Nero d'Avola (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"This medium-bodied wine is the 6th release, hand-picked and open-fermented, matured in French barriques (20% new) for 12 months. It is fresh and bright, red fruits and fine, savoury tannins equally matched, juicy acidity the umpire signalling victory for the nero." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

92Points
The Wine Front

"This is a straight-forward but highly enjoyable release. It just works. You just want to drink more of it. Jubey, fresh, sweet-fruited, cleansing. Thumbs up. A nice lick of orange-flecked tannin too. Tuck in. Argue over the price." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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