Region: Northern Heathcote, VIC
Variety: Nero D'Avola
2021 Floyd is all about the enjoyment of Nero D’Avola in its most youthful and vibrant form. Sourced from the Chalmers vineyard in Northern Heathcote, this wine brings together direct pressed whole bunch Nero (30%) with whole berry Nero from a later pick that fermented semi-carbonically for 4 days prior to pressing to barrel, for a short maturation on solids. The wines were joined mid-winter with a trickle of SO2 and allowed to rest in stainless for 2 months prior to bottling.
The fruit here is vivid and lifted and red and energetic, tempered with a faint humm of skin tannin and fresh natural acid. Early spring Floyd is happily served at house temperature, but as these months warm up and out freedoms are returned Floyd will find his way into fridges and eskies and hearts everywhere. Icecubes? Yeah go on then - Notes from Tim