Three Ponds Holman Nero D’Avola 2014
- Hunter Valley -
Medium cherry red in colour with an earthy clove and black fruit nose. The palate is elegant light and savoury. Spicy herbal notes are intermixed with notes of licorice. This is a light to medium weight wine ready for immediate consumption.
Vineyard Holman Estate, Pokolbin
Winemaker Mark Richardson
Light cherry red in colour with primary aromas of ripe fresh raspberry and cherry. The palate is soft and round with lovely “cherry ripe” characters, medium weight tannins which are ripe. There is a satisfying round finish with clove notes at the end. Drinking well now to 2 years.
Dr Ron Georgiou MW – Wine Oracle – 89-90/100
Nero D'Avola, the Hunter's Sicilian immigrant
With ancient Greek origins, this grape varietal has been made famous in Sicily. The name Nero D'Avola means "black from Avola", Avola being a town just south of Syracuse. In Italy, it is now considered a noble grape varietal. Nero d'Avola has been in Australia for about 20 years now, with Mount Eyre Vineyards bringing it to the Hunter Valley a decade ago. Nero d'Avola performs well in hot, dry climates, making it suited to Hunter conditions. Our first vintage was 2013.