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Producer: Fox GordonGrape Varieties: Nero d'Avola 100%Optimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: Ripe juicy flavoursome redAlcohol by Volume: 14.5%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: Australia
Opulent yet silky, this delicious wine displays juicy cooked cherries and fresh raspberries with notes of sarsaparilla through to a peppery and rich finish.
Fox Gordon is a family run winery specialising in contemporary, premium and award winning wines from the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills. From a diverse selection of grape varieties, each bottle is the ultimate fusion of wine and fashion. Made using the Fox Gordon philosophy of low input and low yield to give maximum flavour, while preserving the inherent qualities of the fruit and the site; these stylish wines are modern, bright and vibrant.
In the Adelaide Hills the low winter and spring rainfall, meant the vintage started very dry and in some cases irrigation was required, which is rare for this region. The rains that arrived in late January were invaluable, resulting in above average yields. The 2016 vintage has been hailed as one of the best all-round vintages of the past decade, with excellent quality fruit.
The vines are approximately 10 years old and are planted at the top of a hill at an altitude of 480 metres above sea level. It is a rocky site, which suits this very vigorous variety as the site has very little top soil, slowing down the vigour.
The grapes were de-stemmed and then underwent a cold soak for one week. Fermentation took place in stainless steel and lasted for two weeks. The wine was then transferred to old French oak barrels for a period of 12 months, adding subtle oak complexity. The wine saw no new oak and was bottled unfiltered.
Fresh and vibrant blue fruits are complemented by subtle notes of rosewater. With opulent flavours of ripe, juicy cherries, dark chocolate and a touch of Dutch cocoa; and fine supple tannins this is fabulous served slightly chilled.
Delicious served slightly chilled, try with a wild boar ragu or prosciutto pizza. This also accompanies tomato based foods or the spice and heat of an Indian curry.
Nero d'Avola 100%
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