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2020 Nero d’Avola


2 Awards/Critics’ Notes

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Nero is the new black. This stylish and salacious red is the James Bond of grapes. Smooth, dry and perfectly poised to bring a hint of adventure and a dash of mystery to the table. Originally grown in the dry earth of Sicily, Nero is exceptionally well suited to the sun drenched soils of northern Victoria.

Region: Victoria

Alc/Vol: 13.5%

Smells Like: Vibrant red currants and loganberry with hints of clove and cumin

Tastes Like: A richness of red berry fruits, sublte pepper spice notes with fine tannins

Goes With: Calabrese Pizza, Saered tuna with Sicilian olives, Roasted, stuffed mushrooms, A wine bar on the piazza


Winemaking: 2020 was a challenging vintage with a cool spring leading to low yields in a very dry year. This lead to fantastic colours and intense fruit flavours.

  • 100% Nero d’Avola from the Swan Hill district in Northern Victoria
  • 2 days of cold soaking followed by 7-10 days on skins
  • Hand plunged in open top fermenters
  • No oak influence to ensure fresh fruit flavours
  • Vegan friendly
  • Style: Bright, youthful and best lightly chilled
  • Best enjoyed within 2 years


1 Award

  1. 2020 Victorian Wine Show

    05/02/2021 Gold Medal

Critics’ tasting notes

  1. “Score 87. The colour is medium red-purple, light and bright, while the aroma is spicy and meaty, suggesting Beaujolais style winemaking. Light bodied, fruity and light in tannin, it has a sweetberry fruit-driven taste.
    Screw-cap; 14 per cent alcohol.
    Ageing? Drink now to four years.”

    Huon Hooke 16/02/2021

Delivery Information

All our products are shipped from Milawa, VIC.

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