Fox Gordon `The Sicilian` Nero d'Avola 2012 (6 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills.

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Overview

Nero d'Avola translates to 'Black of Avola'. The distinctive dark skinned grape variety is the most widely planted variety in Sicily.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Here's a confronting bastard of a drink. First sniff's as raw and brutal as Russell Crowe's Hando in Romper Stomper, mainly because you probably haven't smelled anything quite like it before. Give yourself a coupla acclimatisers, and Hando transforms into Earl Driscoll, Rusty's horsetraining character in Hammers Over The Anvil, eyeing off the ravishing Charlotte Rampling in the stable and riding horses naked in the dam. You want vegetal reflections? Think fresh lightning in the pines: all those split trunks and singed needles. Think soft licorice, prunes, dried apple and kalamata. But that's nowhere near portraying its intense angular palate, its brash, raw edginess. While you're hoping it puts the gun down before its nerves squeeze the trigger you'll have a flash of regret that you didn't already drink lots of it with someone you shouldna been seen with. This is a stunning explosion of a wine from the canny Tash Mooney, using fruit from Caj Amadio's front-running vineyard on the cool banks of the South Para Reservoir ... alarming in its savage beauty: drink it before it shaves.

Rating 94 -Philip White Drinkster, April 2014

2012 Fox Gordon The Sicilian Adelaide Hills Nero d'Avola Hearty congratulations to Caj Amadio who had the nerve to plant this variety in the Hills. Many examples from Sicily have a raisin character that lacks appeal, but this wine is perfumed in a fresh muscat sort of way and the vibrant fruit is nicely balanced by acid and muscular, though not overwhelming, tannin. You should try this. Highly Recommended, Excellent Value - Winewise (APR/2014)

Tash Mooney keeps this vigorous Sicilian variety under strict control on the boniest, windiest hilltop she could find in Kersbook at the Barossa end of the Adelaide Hills. The result is a beautifully exotic, spicy and vibrant expression of tangy berry compote, violet perfume and black pastilles. Lively acidity is the signature of nero d’avola and it’s contrasted neatly with fine, grippy tannins. Just 300 dozen were made of this first release. More please. Rating 92 - Tyson Stelzer, Tysonstelzer.com

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep red with purple hues

Aroma

Dark cherry, dark chocolate, cocoa richness, cinnamon & spice

Palate

"Creamy" dense, blackberry, purple cassis fruit, soft tannin, unique flavour profile and texture

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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James Halliday 5 Red Star rated Winery (Australian Wine Companion 2015)

Fox Gordon was founded in 2000 to allow the owners to live the dream of producing, marketing and selling premium wines from the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills after learning their trade working in some of Australia's largest wine companies.

The founders, Sam and Rachel Atkins (nee Fox), David Cumming, Jane Gordon and Natasha Mooney wanted to produce great wines that provide outstanding value for money under a brand that would offer both integrity and beauty. Importantly Fox Gordon was formed with a long term vision to take necessary time to achieve the founders' goals and dreams.

The Fox Gordon name and logo celebrates the founding women in the company, using Rachel and Jane's surnames to create 'Fox Gordon' and the stylised images of Rachel and Tash to produce the now highly recognisable logo. All the individual wines and sub-brands would carry the name of family and friends.

Building a wine company of real integrity takes enormous commitment, investment, belief, passion and time and the owners of Fox Gordon would not have it any other way.

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