2018 Babo Nero d'Avola

A fresh and lively Nero d'Avola from Agrigento, Sicily.
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews

Sale price$26.00
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Bouncy Sicilian red at a great price, made by Justin Bubb of Pooley fame in Tasmania. Under the Babo label he makes bargain Italian wines that are simply wonderful everyday drinkers.

Plenty of dark fruits, such as blood plum, and blackberry, with some aniseed and twisted licorice notes. It's intense in the middle but only medium-bodied, with a lively acidity and freshness and only a smattering of tannins.

A light-hearted look at sun-kissed Sicilian reds

Dark red in colour, the palate shows dark plum and aniseed notes infused with mountain herbs and hint of spice. A wonderful tannin structure make this a delicious vintage.

The vineyards are near Sambuca di Sicilia and are 15 years old. They surround Lago Arancio (Lake Arancio) which was once a river forming a valley. The soil profiles are quite deep towards the lake and composed of ancient marine fossils. The vineyards are North facing meaning a cooler exposition. Afternoon sea breezes from the South-West provide further essential cooling.

Fruit is destemmed and fermented in small one tonne fermenters. Fruit remains on skins for 10 days before pressing to 2000 litre French oak casks.

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
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3 reviews
  • JO
    Jill O.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    11 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Enjoyable Nero d’Avola

    Enjoyable inexpensive easy drinking wine. Not too heavy.

  • MD
    Mark De B.
    Verified Buyer
    2 years ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great wine

    Absolutely amazing

  • MT
    Michelle T.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Goes with everything

    Really enjoy this light fruity wine. The colour is rich, but the drinking is gentle. Enjoy with cheese, steak, chicken, Turkey and Pork. This wine will have you asking for another pour.

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