Nero d'Avola, McLaren Vale

The McLaren Vale wine region is located less than an hours drive south of Adelaide, straight down the picturesque coastline.

Shiraz is by far the most widely planted variety, and the most important variety for the region, accounting for about 50% of the total crush. Every winery in the region will likely be producing at least one or more Shiraz wines, and with the wide range of unique terroirs available, each influenced by the maritime climate in unique ways, each Shiraz will have its own regional nuances.

Shiraz produced in McLaren Vale will often exhibit chocolate and coffee notes, with a little less pepper than those from Barossa Valley, and are often blended with Grenache. Other red varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon (and Merlot blends) Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Tannat and Zinfandel. The main white variety would be Chardonnay, however Sémillon and it's common blending partner Sauvignon Blanc are made, alongside lesser amounts of Riesling, Pronto Bianco, Vermentino and Fiano.

If you plan to visit McLaren Vale there are over 65 cellar doors so you'll be spoiled for choice, ranging from the small-boutique wineries to very large wineries. The drive from McLaren Vale up to the Barossa Valley is very scenic, passing over the rolling Adelaide Hills, and though the quaint German-settled town of Hahndorf.
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  1. SC Pannell ‘Nero Diavola’ 2020
    Officially known as Calabrese in Italy with Nero d’Avola a modern evolution of Sicily’s most famous vinous export. Aromas of black cherry, dried-herbs, incense and terra-cotta tile lead on to a palate of dark chocolate, plum, beetroot and ... Learn More
  2. Coriole Mclaren Vale Nero D'Avola 2019
    "A medium body wine of fragrance and finesse. The grape variety Nero d’Avola was originally grown in southern Sicily and suits warm climates. Coriole produces a fruit forward, early drinking style. This is Coriole’s sixth commercial release. " - ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  3. Bondar Nero 2020
    Bondar's inaugural Nero release comes from a young block, on the rocky clays of the Willunga foothills, grafted on Cabernet Sauvignon just two years prior. For this reason, winemaker Andre Bondar "wanted to keep it as pure as possible" and, ... Learn More
    Bondar Nero 2020
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  4. Mitolo Nero D'avola 2019
    Highly Collected wine from one of the leading producers of McLaren Vale. The fruit for the newest release, Scylla Nero d'Avola is sourced from 4 year old vines, grafted on 25 year old rootstocks, planted by the Lopresti family in McLaren Vale. ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Angus Hughson
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