This Nero is great – part of the fruit was affected by frost so it became dehydrated and concentrated. The other half was pristine so while it has a super ripe varietal nose, the palate is balanced and savoury with heaps of acid. It’s very, very good chilled!
Half whole bunch, half de-stemmed. From Greenock. Of the nero d’Avola grape variety. Ripe, fragrant berry fruitiness to sniff on. Lots of it. Almost summer pudding kinda vibe. Sloshes in the palate with sweet berry fruitiness too. Lush, soft, fruity-fresh and, wow, the acidity held in this wine is ballistic, and the finish is incredibly tart. Fun wine this. Lots of joy here. 91 points – Mike Bennie, The Winefront