2020 Minim Colbinabbin Nero D'Avola
Dark and spiced, lifted with vivid red and purple fruits draped from a structure of firm tannin and amazingly bright natural acid.
This is ripe Nero, handled gently. A short 11, day maceration of fruit in two parts; 60% fermented as destemmed berries in and open milk vat, with the balance fermented as a whole bunch carbonic maceration. Elevage in seasoned puncheons and barriques for 11 months. Grapes grown by Troy McInnes of Chalmers Vineyard on the eastern slopes of the Camel Ranges, within the Heatchote GI. This particular parcel was sourced from the most elevated site in the vineyard right on top of the range, exposed to most of the days sun and feeling cooler evening temps. Then perfect place to grow powerful Nero, whilst retaining plenty of natural acid. Bottled with 20 ppm sulphur dioxide. Bottle aged for 5 months.