2020 Worlds Apart King of the Beach Nero d'Avola
Lovely Louis Schofield is an Adelaide wine darling, a jack of all trades and master of most. He got his start at the city's most reputable wine retailer, East End Cellars, before going to work with the late Taras Ochota. Amidst this, he opened a wine bar, Hellbound, which is a haunt of the local wine industry. Across his pursuits he has a keen understanding of craft and consumer, placing wines in a great little pocket of the Aussie winemaking portfolio. Not farming his own fruit as yet, but works hand in hand with incredible growers across the state who prioritise sustainability.
This Nero d’Avola was grown without synthetic inputs by Dave Gartelmann and Jim Zerella on 56 million year old Maslins sand. 56 million years! Hand picked, destemmed, wild ferment, 6 day gentle maceration and pressed directly to old oak. Nero d’Avola may be Sicily’s grape, but it really makes it home here. It feels warm like summer breeze, pools of dark fruit, seaweed. Low alcohol and high acid make this one truly pleasant drink.