2017 Nero d'Avola (DOZEN)
This sun loving grape turns out balanced wines with fine tannins, fresh crimson acidity and aromatic tones of Morello cherry and ripe blood plums. The nose induces thoughts of freshly tilled soil, or perhaps a worn Chesterfield sofa. Blood orange peel and the slight pucker of quince on the palate; straps of black liquorice; an organic cherry orchard warmed by the December sun. A fine line of exotic spices, tobacco and timber: cassia bark and mace – where the depth of spice meets the lilt of floral.
Time in Tomb: 6+ years