Category Archives: Nero D’Avola

2013 Brash Higgins NDV Nero D’Avola

Brad Hickey has captured the public’s imagination with his Brash Higgins label over a very short span of time. This was on skins for 180 days and spent six months in wax-lined amphora. It’s a shame there isn’t more research … Continue reading

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2012 Lethbridge Nero d’Avola

Have I mentioned how happy I am to be covering more of Lethbridge’s work of late? Such a compelling winery, so many beautiful and interesting wines. I like these new labels too. You get a brief rundown of the history … Continue reading

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2012 Mandoleto Nero D’Avola Terre Sicilia IGT

Back to the Mandoletos and they’ve backed up their whites with a Nero D’Avola that represents cracking value. Given the current cultural capital of Italian wine and Australia’s own exploration of the Sicilian variety you’d expect this to fly off the shelves. … Continue reading

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2012 Brash Higgins Nero D’Avola

There are many exciting developments happening in McLaren Vale at the moment and I’m pleased to say Brad Hickey’s Nero D’Avola is up there with the best of them. Wild yeast fermented, spends seven months on its skins in 200 litre … Continue reading

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