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2019

Nero d'Avola

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McLaren Vale

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STORY

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Siren is the most elusive and seductive of our wines. Grown in the closest region to the ocean, the wine has a salt-kissed palate melded with beautiful cherry aromas and kept fresh by acidity. Nero d'Avola translates into "black of Avola", Avola being a town on the south east coast of Sicily, so it's a variety that's been forged in the most Mediterranean of climates and retains a bright, punchy natural acidity even in the most arid of environs. Given McLaren Vale’s similarity in climate to the Mediterranean, it’s fitting that Siren is our ode to McLaren Vale’s unique bond between sea and vines within South Australia’s wine regions. However, Siren’s most alluring quality is how it’s made in a style the Italians wouldn’t dream of…

WINEMAKING

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Hand picked in the morning, fruit was divided into two ferments. One was fermented as whole bunches, left to ferment in a sealed fermenter for a week, followed by footstomping twice daily to work the cap, on skins for a month total. The other was 100% full carbonic maceration that was sealed up and left as whole bunches for 2 months.

TASTING NOTES

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LOOKS LIKE: Cherry.

SMELLS LIKE: Volcanic earth, peppery herbal notes, black cherries and plumbs.

TASTES LIKE: Satin texture on the palate that builds into chewy tannins. Tight, bright acidity drives the palate through the fruit and rich, earthy characters.

DRINK WITH: Kangaroo steaks.

CELLAR FOR: Up to 15 years.