Nero d’Avola “Tom Bowler”

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Vineyard                                   Region: McLaren Vale –  Little Road

Sub Region :                            Whites Valley

Certified Biodynamic Organic

Viticulturalist                        Paxton Viticulture

Varietal                                   100 % Nero d’Avola

Average Age of Vines           8 years

Surface Area                          0.07 ha

Soil                                          Silty Loam over clay

Exposure                                West facing, 20m above sea level

Harvest                                   Hand Picked

Average Yields                       7 tons/ha

Average Production              267 dozen

Vinification                            Open fermentation, 21 day skin contact, basket pressed.. Wild yeast, natural acid.

No added enzymes or fining agents.

Acidity                                     6.4 g/l

pH                                            3.45

Alcohol                                    3.8% v/v

Date of bottling                      January 2016

Winemakers                            Angela Townsend & Andy Coppard

Tasting Notes

Nose                                        Morello cherry, beetroot and nuts Pallet  Roasted root vegetables, rhubarb and white pepper with a hint of dried lavender.

Dusty tannins and lovely long finish.