Piccoli Lotti - McLaren Vale Nero d'Avola 2018


Piccoli Lotti - McLaren Vale Nero d'Avola 2018


Region - McLaren Vale, South Australia

The fruit for this wine was grown in McLaren Vale. Hand picking the grapes ensured that the fruit arrived at our Clare winery in pristine condition.

Growing Conditions 
The 2017 vintage was shaped by heavy spring rains which set the vines up with big canopies and crops. A wet spring also delayed berry development which ultimately led to a late vintage. The lateness of vintage resulted in cooler ripening conditions, producing a more delicate flavour profile and structure.

A minimalistic approach was taken to making our ‘Nero’. It was crushed to small bins for fermentation, followed by hand plunging, before pressing to French oak hogsheads for maturation. It was racked only once after malolactic fermentation, before bottling in February 2018. 

Winemaking Notes 
Our 2017 Nero d'Avola is bright cherry red in colour, and features a slightly off-centre aroma of blackberries with pink peppercorns and fresh red chillies. The palate is medium bodied with a linear fruit profile, good length and a cleansing finish. Overall, this is a bright fresh wine that showcases the variety which challenges the traditional flavour combinations.

Enjoy now or for the next 5 years.

Please note: you must order in multiples of 6 or 12

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