2018 Il Modo Rosso
Il Modo is an experimental side project from Lethbridge Wines, in the Mornington Peninsula.
The husband and wife behind the wines fell in love with Sicily's Etna Rosso and wanted to recreate that in Australia. The only problem was there is no Nerello Mascalese fruit available in Australia. So, they used some parcels of Sangiovese, Aglianico, Refosco, Negroamaro and Pinot Noir... And blended and aged them in amphora to achieve the flavour profile and texture of Sicily! Cherries and dried herbs on the nose, vibrant plums and cooking spices on the palate, and most of all deliciously drinkable.