2016 Nero d'Avola
Region: McLaren Vale
In Sicily the grape Nero d’Avola has a strong affinity with the sea, relishing in the sun-drenched maritime climate of the region… Hang on…? McLaren Vale…? Sea…? Vines…?
While its roots are maritime, the 2016 Siren Nero d’Avola smells and tastes like it should be grown on a volcano – red ochre earth with a bright backbone. Even those with unbreakable wills will be forced into capitulation – rich berry and plum fruits are underscored with enough abundant exotic spice, burnt orange and lavender complexity to lure the canniest of wine drinkers to their fate.
LOOKS LIKE… The horizon
FEELS LIKE… Salty beach hair
SOUNDS LIKE… Sade – No Ordinary Love
SMELLS LIKE… A flowerbomb
TASTES LIKE… Lavender, burnt orange, Amaro