Another fantastic wine from Monterra and former winemaker of Grange Mike Farmilo. Lots going on here with cherries, red apples, redcurrant, red liquorice, white pepper and herbs all in tow. It is unashamedly medium bodied and offers great intensity of fruit, savoury notes and excellent structure.
Monterra 2016 Fleurieu Nero D’Avola
Grape – 100% Nero D’Avola
Region – Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia
Colour – Deep red with slight purple tinges
Nose – Fresh nose. Herbal with hints of tobacco
Palate – Ripe red fruits, textural fine tannins with a subtle smoky and spicy finish.
Winemaker – Mike Farmilo
Awards – 94 Points – Australian Wine Showcase Awards 2018,
92 Points – Huon Hooke
Alcohol – 13.5%
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