Babo Nero d’Avola 2015
DOZEN BUY! Fresh, succulent nero d’avola from Siciliy.
Babo wines are made by Australian Justin Bubb (an honorary Italian having spent the last six years making wine in Italy and who splits his time between Tuscany and Tasmania at Pooley Wines) with the idea of utilising the best fruit possible to produce wines of elegance and purity with a focus on vibrancy of fruit, texture and balanced complexity. All the wines are made at a small wine making facility in Empoli.
All of these wines are very well made while still speaking clearly of their origins. They offer exceptional value, and are bottled under screwcap. The BABO philosophy is simple. Source the finest regional fruit from Italy, to produce wines of elegance and purity with a focus on vibrancy, texture and balanced complexity.
100% Nero d’Avola from 24-year-old vines near Menfi on the Sicilian coast (in the province of Agrigento). The leaner soils and cooling coastal influence here tend to produce a more delicate style of Nero d’Avola, factors that first attracted Justin Bubb to the region, “most of the time I find Nero d’Avola in Sicilia made in this really ripe, high octane style and the wines lacked freshness and punch”. Generally picked around 12 Baume, fruit is destemmed (no crushing) with lots of whole berries in fermentation. Gentle extractions, pressed off skins after ten days to mature, large format oak (2,500-litres) for only about ten months before bottling.
Picking the grapes early means it is made in a fresh succulent style with blue fruit notes, mountain herbs and a hint of aniseed.
RRP $28 … *SPECIAL DOZEN BUY … Only $21.99 when you buy 12 of this wine*
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