Firebird Nero d'Avola 2023

Firebird Nero d'Avola 2023

Regular price $34.00
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Nero d’Avola (100%), GUNDAGAI 

The 2021/2022 growing season commenced with good spring rains, giving way to a temperate summer.  Mild, cool conditions through to harvest yielded beautifully clean fruit and ripe tannins.

The late-ripening Sicilian native Nero D’Avola is grown on an elevated section of the Tumblong Hills vineyard at Gundagai.  The soils are a deep, ferrous loam. 

Hand-harvested grapes are destemmed and open-fermented.  The ferment peaks at a relatively cool 28 degC, and is worked with gentle remontage and délestage, with an eye to preserving freshness and drinkability.  The pressed wine is matured for 8 months in seasoned Allier and Tronçais oak, before blending and bottling.

Ripe blackberry and dark cherry aromas yield to juicy black plum and a twist of licorice on the palate, with savoury tannin to close.