2016 Five Geese Nero d'Avola Volpacchiotto Blewitt Springs

Nero d'Avola

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Fleurieu
  • McLaren Vale
Drink between 2018 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 1

  • Eric gene Noack Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 30, 2018 - A Rose

    I tasted the Bandol Lou Pigna 2016 which rated very highly and received a 98 points award among a string of other accomplishments, so, I was not expecting much for this unheralded rose from Blewitt Springs in the Mclaren Vale area of South Australia.
    Pleasantly surprised I am rating this one very close to my score for the Bandol.
    It's quite a different colour being light red rather that pinkish.
    The Nero d'Avola is a very rare variety in Australia , so I was not sure what this would turn up.
    The wine itself is gentle flower perfume on the nose and I detected a slight gamey quality about it.
    On the tongue it is low acid 13% alcohol and very little tannin .
    The finish is crisp and slightly fruity, the wine is well balanced and in control.
    Most reviewers say it throws a quince flavour , but to me having eaten quince off a neighbours tree in my youth while holidaying in the Barossa Valley with my parents I can't really remember what quince tasted like.
    It is drinking very well and nothing hits me in the face telling me that there is a problem with this wine.
    An easy drinking Rose that could be drunk by the gallon , a Summer day wine, very pleasant and easy going down. I suspect Asian food would appreciate it along with salads , chicken and a good steak on the BBQ.
    Sells for half the price of the Lou Pignal and is cheap by comparison.

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Halliday Wine Companion

  • By James Halliday
    12/13/2016 (link)

    (Five Geese Volpacchiotto McLaren Vale Rose) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Rosé
  • Producer Five Geese
  • Varietal Nero d'Avola
  • Designation Volpacchiotto
  • Vineyard Blewitt Springs
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Fleurieu
  • Appellation McLaren Vale

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  • In Cellars 11 (100%)
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