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Nero d'Avola 2018

Nero d'Avola 2018

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Brand Info After starting up Pertaringa in McLaren Vale and K1 in the Adelaide Hills, Geoff established Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy in 2004. Always a passionate and innovative viticulturist, Geoff's Hand Crafted brand offers one of the broadest and most exciting ranges of alternative and emerging varieties in Australia.

Story Nero d’Avola is the most widely planted red grape variety in Sicily and takes its name from the Avola region on the south-eastern part of the island. The variety likes hot and dry climates, making it perfect for McLaren Vale.

Vintage The 2018 growing season started slowly, but warmer weather eventually helped to speed things up. Fruit set throughout the region was good and the low rainfall and warm weather from January to April resulted in great sugar development, while a cooler than average March offered ideal night temperatures for colour and flavour development.

Nose The nose is beautifully vibrant with enticing aromas of red berries, plums and notes of spice.

Palate The flavours of red berries and spices burst onto the youthful and fresh palate, followed by tight acidity and a lingering finish.

Food Pairings Serve with gnocchi with pumpkin, ricotta, pine nuts and burnt sage butter.

Winemaker Shane Harris

Oak Maturation 9 months in seasoned French and American hogsheads

Alcohol 14.0% pH 3.23 TA 6.92g/L RS 1.9g/L

Geographic Indication McLaren Vale

Cellaring Drink now to 2026 Bottling Date 31 January 2019

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5 stars, Winestate Magazine , 2019

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