First produced in 2015, this regionally suited variety has the finesse and freshness that shows off how well it performs in McLaren Vale’s climate. The medium bodied, iconically Italian flavour profile and structural tannins allow it to pair fantastically with food. The Nero d’Avola fruit is crushed into a small 2.5t fermenter and hand plunged twice daily for 9 days. It is matured in 4-year-old Italian coopered French oak to preserve the vibrancy of the wine and allow it to express itself without overt oak influence.
Dr Jim Watts, a specialist and professor of surgery and his wife, (registered nurse) Helen began the Fox Creek story in 1984. They purchased a 32 hectare farming property in McLaren Vale and went about planting vines on the black clay soils. The Fox Creek ethic has always been based on respect for the land, a belief in using sustainable practices and a focus on producing outstanding wines in the vineyard. Their philosophy is to produce exceptionally high quality wines characteristic of the McLaren Vale region. Fox Creek implements many practices through their wine production to minimize long term enviormental impacts. Their cartons are made from recycable materials and all packaging elements (glass, caps, boxes & labels) are recycable. Rainwater is collected and stored in watertanks for winery use and winery wastewater is treated onsite.