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2017 Sherrah Nero d'Avola

2017 Sherrah Nero d'Avola

'Juicy, slippery, bright in the palate. A wash of frisky, cranberry-like fruit flavours, a touch of amaro, a dash of pepper in the lively finish. Sweet then gently pleasing bitter. Such fun stuff. Drink with gusto.'
90 Points - Mike Bennie

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13.5%
Cellar to 2022
Screw Cap
McLaren Vale
2017
750ml
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$22.99
13.5%
Cellar to 2022
Screw Cap
McLaren Vale
2017
750ml
THE BRIEF
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • A new label with plenty of pedigree, from the hands of the vastly experienced Alex Sherrah. Alex's winemaking journey began in McLaren Vale at Tatachilla, followed by stints in Napa and Clare Valleys, Austria and Burgundy, before returning to McLaren Vale in 2012 as Coriole's senior winemaker, where he has gained solid exposure to the Vale's emerging varieties.

    Working with excellent sites farmed by first rate growers, the Sherrah wines are characterised by some innovative varietal blending, and a house style of freshness and drinkability. A superb set of wines for this inaugural release.

  • From a single vineyard owned by the Petruccis. Berries were cold soaked for three days prior to ferment beginning naturally, then over seeded with a mixed yeast culture to promote primary fruits. Pressed into seasoned French oak and allowed to go through malo naturally, aged 9 months prior to bottling.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Licorice, inky blackberry, tar and then a lovely rich and generous palate that is still savoury and not excessive in any way

  • 92 POINTS

    STEVE LESZCZYNSKI - QWINE


    A pretty wine. One you could whiff all night. Plenty of evocative aromas to get you by. Dried red flowers, hibiscus, red berries and various spices. And all of a sudden I'm thinking of duck ragu. A terrific food wine, blackcurrant leaf and dried savoury herbs run a neat course through the mouth bolstered by energetic red fruits. Chalky and powdery feels crawl through the mouth on what seems a never-ending finish. The type of wine you want to share with friends and bowls of plentiful food - and duck ragu.

    90 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    A thoroughly attractive light to medium-bodied wine with red berry, spicy fruits, fine tannins and a fresh finish and aftertaste just asking to be enjoyed.

    90 POINTS

    MIKE BENNIE - THE WINE FRONT


    Alex Sherrah is a winemaker at Coriole, now turning his hand to his whispering wine name, Sherraaahhhh. Perhaps also a verbalisation of how McLaren Vale winemakers say shiraz at times? Dunno, but I like it. Bold font and all. Bright garnet coloured in glass. Scents of cranberry, pomegranate, touch of rose hip tea a sprinkle of clove and pepper. Juicy, slippery, bright in the palate. A wash of frisky, cranberry-like fruit flavours, a touch of amaro, a dash of pepper in the lively finish. Sweet then gently pleasing bitter. Such fun stuff. Drink with gusto.