Nero d'Avola 2020 - Murray Darling, VIC
A juicy little Sicilian grape, it is fruity, but serious.
The literal translation is not “the black devil” as some people would have you believe. It simply means the “Red of Tavola”. Nero is emerging as a very good variety for our hotter vineyard areas like the RiverLand. It originated in Sicily, so it’s used to plenty of sun. There is a very characteristic “jube” fruit flavour that is delightful when it’s in moderation. The variety has been judged three times in the last four years as best red wine in the show at the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine show.
Full bodied, with an acid reminiscent of those Greek yoghurt things with fruit compote at the bottom. Black cherry, plum, fruit roll up, and a little bit of raisin. Be sure to pack this one in your lunch box.
Available at Rose St, Lygon St, and Queen St.