Alpha Box & Dice ‘Siren’ Nero D’Avola£23.95
In Sicily, the grape Nero d’Avola has a storng affinity with the sea, relishing in the sun drenched maritime climate of the region… Hang on… McLaren Vale…? Sea…? Vines…?
Looks like deep violet.
Smells like lavender, cherries, raspberries and a whiff of flint/graphite.
Tastes like beeswax, dark cherries, chocolate, bright and fresh acid, delicate structure and a hint of salinity.
Cellar for up to 10 years.
Jancis Robinson (Tamlyn Currin): “Lavender scented, parma violets, chalky. Victoria plums framed in lovely dry, spicy tannins. Strong caraway notes. It’s a framework that owns the wine, spice over fruit, giving wiry strength and savour through the length of the palate. Bit of a rebel, heel-kicking spirit here, but basically, it’s delicious. Drink 2018-2022” 17 points
Suitable for vegans!
Five Geese Mixed Case£98.50
On Sue Trott’s Blewitt Springs vineyard, five wild geese have lived for many years, foraging for feed between the rows of vines. Each night they sleep on the waters of the dam, seeking refuge from marauding foxes – hence the name Five Geese.
The Trott family has had a long-standing tradition of growing grapes in the McLaren Vale district. Sue’s son Jonathon has been working in viticulture for over 20 years and has managed his family’s vineyards for the past 15 years. Together, Sue and Jonathon have worked tirelessly to produce premium fruit for the five geese label. As Sue says, “good wine can only be made from good grapes.”
The case price of £98.50 includes a 5% discount. Sale prices included in price.
The selection is as follows:
Hugh Hamilton ‘The Scoundrel’ Tempranillo 2016£17.95
This Hugh Hamilton Tempranillo has savoury leather & cherry characteristics of the Spanish Tempranillo blended to add the mid-palate weight, balance & fruit of the other varieties.
With a medium body this wine is perfect with a paella, or any Spanish foods.
Suitable for vegans!
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Minini “Tank 76” Nero D’Avola Sicilia Doc 2016£10.95
Produced in the highest hills of Marsala, this Nero d’Avola has the colour of deep garnet red with a dark core. With the bouquet of rich forest fruits, elegant and sophisticated with fruity tones. A full bodied taste with smooth tannins, velvety and intense.
Five Geese, ‘La Volpe’, Nero d’Avola, 2014
Sue Trott's geese have been known to fluctuate in numbers becoming victim to marauding foxes. I am not sure the geese will be too happy to discover that Sue has named her latest wine 'La Volpe' (meaning fox)!
Italian varieties do well on Australia and this wine is no exception under the safe hands of Sue Trott.
The colour is brilliant cherry and the nose has a savoury bouquet, perfumed with cherry, quince paste, and very subtle smoky oak complexity.
The palate is elegant, medium bodied, with a good line of acidity and a clean finish. Lingering ripe cherry flavour balanced by distinct but gentle tannins.
10 months in French oak barrels | Portion whole bunch fermentation
With its bold fruit flavours, present tannin and natural acidity, Nero d’Avola is a great wine to match with rich meats. Some classic pairings include a good ol' beef stew, but you could easily swap this for a juicy burger. The gamier the meat the better because it will simply make your wine taste more fruity. There is a natural spiciness to the wine so do not dismiss spicier food. This would be heaven with crispy duck and plum sauce. Vegetarians need not miss out, puy lentils can hold their weight with Nero d'Avola.
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Piantaferro Nero d’Avola IGT, 2017£9.95
The wine is full on the palate, soft, warm and harmonious. The velvety tannins are barely noticeable and disappear quickly, followed by some spice, balsamic notes and pleasant liquorice that creep on through providing a long welcome finish.
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