Brendan and Laura Carter planted dozens of different varieties and let them fight it out in ‘the desert’ without excessive irrigation. The winner? Nero d’Avola. The 2018 is sourced from 22 rows of Nero on light sandy soils which tend to lend more elegance to the variety than heavier soils. This definitely shows – the wine is super bright and pretty showing red cherry and a bit of Nebbiolo-like floral things happening. Fruit driven with a little brown spice, nice fine chewy tannin and fresh acidity. FWC.