The 2019 growing season was a challenging one from the start with a very dry winter and spring with frost events in September disrupting budburst. Windy conditions affected flowering and further frost episodes and hail in November caused further challenges. Very hot and dry conditions during summer and lack of rain resulted in small berries and low bunch weights resulting in the lowest yields in recent decades. The resultant wines have great colour, intense flavours and firm tannins.
The fruit is sourced from 8 rows of our estate grown Nero d’Avola, planted in 2012, located in Marananga in the Barossa Valley.
The grapes were hand-picked at optimal ripeness and crushed to a single Pearle oak fermenter. The wine underwent a natural fermentation with hand plunging 3 times daily until the completion of fermentation. The wine was then pressed through a small hand basket press and filled to a single neutral French oak 300L Hogshead for 9 months. The wine completed natural malolactic fermentation in barrel with no SO2 used until bottling.
The wine was neither fined, nor filtered.
Colour: Deep garnet core with crimson rim.
Aroma: Intense aromas of dark plum, dark chocolate, Dutch liquorice and cinnamon bark fill the glass with secondary wafts of asphalt and graphite.
Palate: Bold flavours of black cherry, red plum and Asian five spice awash the surfaces of the mouth finishing with crunchy red delicious acidity providing vibrancy and focus. Textural, powdery tannins give generosity and density to the wine.
Varietal composition: Nero d’Avola 100%
Region (GI) : Single vineyard Marananga, Barossa Valley
Viticulturist: Paul Georgiadis
Winemaker : Jason Barrette
Alcohol: 13.6% alc/vol
Residual Sugar: 0.1g/L
Bottled 18 December 2019
2019 DeNero Nero d'Avola
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