Value Pick

“It’s just such a good drink”

Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Nero d'Avola

$22.99 $17.99 elsewhere $22.99

Regions : New South Wales

“It’s just such a good drink”

Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

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We heard about the Calabria Private Bin wines through the grapevine as such and after a bit of research decided they would be a great addition to our range. So we asked the question, and the New Zealand importer/distributor of Calabria and Three Bridges wines was most obliging and now here they are. As the winery says… "The Calabria Private Bin range is dedicated to the founders of Calabria Family Wines, Francesco and Elizabeth Calabria, it is an expression of the Calabria Family’s Italian heritage, passion and winemaking tradition, who are leading the way in alternative grape varieties." And see below what the critics say….

Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
"It’s one of those in-the-know brands; the prices are low but the quality strike-rate is high."

Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
"Broken record here, but this range, Calabria Private Bin, wins my pound-for-pound, best value range in Australia. Small batch winemaking applied to interesting varieties. Unreal."

Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Nero D'Avola is the most important red wine grape in Sicily and is one of Italy's most important indigenous varieties. It is named after Avola in the far south of Sicily and its wines are compared to New World Shirazes, with sweet tannins and plum or peppery flavours. The Black Grape of Avola appears to have been selected by growers near Avola several hundred years ago. Initially, it was confined to the southern tip of the island.

The idyllic Riverina climate of sunshine and rich red soils allows the soft black berries of Nero D’Avola to express their red cherry and dried herb aromas; the supple palate is long and gentle with fine grained tannins."

90/100 Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, January 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Calabria make one of Australia’s more expensive red wines, and also one of its best value. Clearly this is the latter. It’s just such a good drink. Meat, earth, spice and aromatic herb notes, sure, but the rush of berried flavour and the gentle chewiness of the finish make this a winner. No hesitation."

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You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

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