Nero D'Avola

Discovery Road by GibsonNero D'Avola

2019 Nero d'Avola

Barossa, SA

Bright cherry red. Juicy blackberry, cranberry and liquorice feature on the palate, alongside a moodier, savoury edge.

From $25.00 per bottle

    Description

    A love-hate relationship almost exists for our Nero d’Avola here at Gibson. We discovered a few rows planted in amongst one of our grower’s Shiraz blocks, just on the border of the Eastern Barossa floor. Our pain with the variety comes through its tendency to have poor fruit set - cold Spring winds commonly hitting our grower’s block. Some years the bunches are barely worth picking, with scattered berries of very small berry weight.

    We can’t help fall back in love with it though. As our 2019 expression shows, it can make for a wine of juicy blackberry and liquorice profiles, which interplay with a moodier, savoury edge.

    WinePilot - Angus Hughson
    91 / 100
    2021 Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show
    Silver Medal

    Wine Details

    • Region Barossa
    • Vintage 2019
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Nero d'Avola
    • Vegan Friendly
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 13.7%
    • PH

      3.59

    • Acidity

      6.22 g/l

    • Sugar

      3g/l

    • Maturation

      Large Hungarian and American oak puncheons

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Vintage Notes

      The winter was wet. The Growing Season was warm and dry in October and December and early February rains saved the day. Temperatures were above average and the Nero really loved the heat. Very low yields and good fruit concentration resulted.

    • Tasting Notes

      Bright cherry red with purple hue. The nose is distinctly briary and fruity, strongly reminiscent of cranberries. On the palate, this wine is bright with good acidity, medium weighted with soft berry and spice flavours which linger on the palate.

    • Food Matches

      Arancini with caper pesto

    Description

    A love-hate relationship almost exists for our Nero d’Avola here at Gibson. We discovered a few rows planted in amongst one of our grower’s Shiraz blocks, just on the border of the Eastern Barossa floor. Our pain with the variety comes through its tendency to have poor fruit set - cold Spring winds commonly hitting our grower’s block. Some years the bunches are barely worth picking, with scattered berries of very small berry weight.

    We can’t help fall back in love with it though. As our 2019 expression shows, it can make for a wine of juicy blackberry and liquorice profiles, which interplay with a moodier, savoury edge.

    WinePilot - Angus Hughson
    91 / 100
    2021 Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show
    Silver Medal

    Wine Details

    • Region Barossa
    • Vintage 2019
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Nero d'Avola
    • Vegan Friendly
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 13.7%
    • PH

      3.59

    • Acidity

      6.22 g/l

    • Sugar

      3g/l

    • Maturation

      Large Hungarian and American oak puncheons

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Vintage Notes

      The winter was wet. The Growing Season was warm and dry in October and December and early February rains saved the day. Temperatures were above average and the Nero really loved the heat. Very low yields and good fruit concentration resulted.

    • Tasting Notes

      Bright cherry red with purple hue. The nose is distinctly briary and fruity, strongly reminiscent of cranberries. On the palate, this wine is bright with good acidity, medium weighted with soft berry and spice flavours which linger on the palate.

    • Food Matches

      Arancini with caper pesto