Keith Jenkins Vineyard – McLaren Vale.
Nero d’Avola, the black grape native to Sicily.
This is a cool site for McLaren Vale as you travel up Pennys Hill road towards the boundary of the Adelaide Hills. Well drained Heatherdale shale and a warm west slope combine nicely here for Nero and also make for a stunning view across the Vale to the sea. It doesn’t like too much water, so this site and year was great for this wine in particular. A succulent, silky and textural wine.