The River 2017
Savoury - Textural - Brooding
Variety: Nero d'Avola
Region: Barmera, Riverland
Soil: Ancient Sandy Limestone Soils
Alcohol: 12.5% abv
Proudly from some of the most ancient soils on this earth - The Riverland, a complete underdog region that epitomises what it is to craft fine wine on the edge. Rich red earth, sandy soils covering limestone. Challenging, avant-garde - and one of the most exciting wines we've crafted to date. This variety hails from the wild land of Sicily - or as some would know it, south of the border - effectively - another Italy. We're intensely passionate about this variety and it's clear potential in the warm, sun-drenched spots of Australia. The insane water-efficiency of this variety coupled with no additions in the vineyard or winery (save for a small component of SO2 at bottling) displays the potential for this variety to craft succulent, juicy, aromatic and supremely refreshing wine. One of our most gluggable/smashable wines.
Method: 5 days on skins, wild ferment, matured in stainless steel