Nero d’Avola is, in our minds, the ultimate Australian grape variety. Hardy and drought resistant, it produces good size crops that are absolutely packed with flavour and natural acidity. It thrives in the hot, dry climate of the Riverland, and when farmed organically and biodynamically, it produces the best fruit in the region by far. We’ve always wanted to make a serious red wine with Nero d’Avola – finally the stars have aligned to make it happen from 2021 vintage. Fermented on skins for 14 days, hand plunged twice daily - this wine represents everything we love about Nero d’Avola, and the perfect balance the variety seems to create in the wines it makes. Its got dense red fruit but its light on its feet. It is smooth and lush but with a razor sharp acidity that make it moreish and drinkable. There is earthiness and tannin but not in an overpowering way, the gentle oak aging allowing all these elements to come together in harmony. I love this wine, I hope you do to.