Dalfarras Victorian Nero dAvola 2019
90 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION VICTORIAN NERO D'AVOLA FROM ALISTER PURBRICK
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- 90 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- PRODUCED BY ALISTER PURBRICK WINEMAKER AT TAHBILK WINES
- WINEMAKER FROM WINERY NAMED WINERY OF YEAR JAMES HALLIDAY
- SMALL BATCH VICTORIAN COOL CLIMATE NERO D'AVOLA
The bright cherry and raspberry fruits of this - our very first Nero d’Avola - sit deliciously beside a savoury and herbaceous spiciness. The wine at the moment is very youthful, mid weight, with nice fresh, berry fruit on the noseand subtle French oak characters
90 Point Rated - Jeni Port James Halliday's Wine Companion
"Voluptuous and soft, fragrant and juicy, there is a lot to be said for this little charmer, employing the new Italian kid on the block, nero d'Avola. Dried herb, dark cherry, leaf and cinnamon with woody oak nicely integrated. Bright as a button and ready to go."
The 2018 growing season could well be described as dry and warm, and almost perfect for growing premium wine grapes. The winter of 2017 started with a very dry June and below average rains in July and August. Spring continued the theme with less than half the average long term rainfall, and finished with an unseasonably warm November. Although it remained warm, ripening didn’t advance too much faster than harvesting, so the whites have clear varietal definition and crisp fruit flavours, and the reds are bright and varietal, with concentration and depth. It seems that the cooler nights kept a lid on sugar accumulation so that ripening progression was close to perfect, something we usually only see in cooler seasons. At this early stage 2018 promises to be a very good year.
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar mid term|
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