Its good to see more of this variety being grown around Australia. Originally from southern Sicily, it seems to be gaining traction in Australia’s warmer regions like McLaren Vale (SA) and Riverina (NSW).
This example, 2015 Calabria Nero d’avola, shows lovely bright red fruit on the nose. With hints of dried Mediterranean herbs.
On the palate there is a gentleness with the flavours, while still being medium bodied. Fresh and juicy red fruit, like cherry and raspberry, with a approachable savoury spine flowing down the middle. A little spice and the herbs appear again. Soft and supple.
The Calabria Nero d’Avola was matched perfectly with pork sausages, caramelized onions, and paris mash. Another great value, quality wine from the team at Calabria.
Region: Riverina, NSW
Source: Provided by producer