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Bottle shot for Mitolo Wines McLaren Vale Scylla Nero d'Avola

Scylla Nero d'Avola 2022

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Scylla was the legendary monster that lived opposite her counterpart Charybdis in the Strait of Messina, the channel of water between Calabria and Sicily – where Nero d’Avola originates. The idiom “between Scylla and Charybdis” has come to mean the lesser of two evils.

Tasting Note

Perfumed, floral and elegantly light bodied. Expressive of violet, bright cherry, red currant and pomegranate. Delicate spice, hints of bramble and green peppercorn pique interest, while silky tannins surround crunchy acidity, yielding to a soft yet poised finish.


Destemmed and crushed to 2 tonne open fermenters. Pumped over twice daily with temperatures kept cool between 20 and 24˚C, to ensure a soft tannin structure and retain perfumed aromatics. After pressing, the wine was transferred to 100% seasoned French oak hogshead barrels for natural malolactic fermentation and 12 months maturation. Regular lees stirring was carried out during barrel maturation to increase the plushness of the palate. The final wine was bottled without fining and received light filtration.


Lopresti Ridgehaven Vineyard - Hahn Road, Sellicks Hill, McLaren Vale.

Located at the southern end of McLaren Vale between Sellicks Hill and Willunga on the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges. The site is defined by heavy clay loam soils with shattered gravel throughout the profile, over Christies Beach formation. A north-westerly aspect captures ample sunlight and warmth, encouraging soft and plush tannins, while cooling sea breezes and gully winds ensure cool nights to retain vibrancy and aromatics in the fruit.

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