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2016

Nero D'Avola

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McLaren Vale

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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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While its roots are maritime, the 2017 Siren Nero d'Avola smells and tastes like it should be grown on a volcano – red ochre earth with a bright backbone. Due to Nero d'Avola’s natural acidity, we showcase a lighter side to this variety, choosing employ all the techniques of Pinot Noir production to create a style of wine from a region that usually couldn't even comprehend doing so. Even those with unbreakable wills will be forced into capitulation – rich berry and plum fruits are underscored with enough abundant exotic spice, chocolate and lavender complexity to lure the canniest of wine drinkers to their fate.

Tasting Notes

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LOOKS LIKE: Deep violet.

SMELLS LIKE: Lavender, cherries and raspberries. A little whiff of flint.

TASTES LIKE: Beeswax, dark cherries and chocolate. Bright and fresh acidity, delicate structure and a hint of salinity.

DRINK WITH: Kangaroo, grilled mushrooms, venison.

CELLAR FOR: Up to 10 years.