AB&D Siren Nero d'Avola

Alpha Box & Dice Siren - Nero d'Avola 

McLaren Vale - South Australia - 2021

12.5% ABV 

Vegan & Vegetarian 

Fresh & fruity, stock controller mistake. Good wine but limited availability

Tasting notes

While its roots are maritime, the 2016 Siren Nero d’Avola smells and tastes like it should be grown on a volcano – red ochre earth with a bright backbone. Even those with unbreakable wills will be forced into capitulation – rich berry and plum fruits are underscored with enough abundant exotic spice, burnt orange and lavender complexity to lure the canniest of wine drinkers to their fate.

Food match

Birds....duck, goose, pigeon.


Nero d’Avola isn’t a widely grown grape in McLaren Vale, meaning its yields are small enough to give Siren the benchmark for how small ‘small batch’ can be. Grapes are handpicked from Trotts Vineyard in Blewitt Springs which has sandy, limestone soil. 50% whole bunch ferment, 50% destemmed. Fermented with natural yeasts. The wine spends 18 months in old aok with 16 months on full lees.