A love-hate relationship almost exists for our Nero d’Avola here at Gibson. We discovered a few rows planted in amongst one of our grower’s Shiraz blocks, just on the border of the Eastern Barossa floor. Our pain with the variety comes through its tendency to have poor fruit set - cold Spring winds commonly hitting our grower’s block. Some years the bunches are barely worth picking, with scattered berries of very small berry weight. We can’t help fall back in love with it though. As our 2019 expression shows, it can make for a wine of juicy blackberry and liquorice profiles, which interplay with a moodier, savory edge. Colour: Bright red cherry with purple hue. Aroma: Briary and fruity, strongly reminiscent of cranberries. Palate: Soft berry and spice flavours. Food Pairing: Pair with arancini with caper pesto.