Wine Review

Dune ‘Pyla’: Nero d’Avola blend (McLaren Vale, SA)

Dune: Pyla wine

A beguiling, pretty and fragrant wine that will appeal to anyone that likes a gentler rounded style pinot noir or gamay. The blend is unusual by Australian standards and very interesting too since it is made of nero d’avola, carignan, negroamoro and mourvedre, and a bit of montepulciano and grenache. It is light bodied. It’s very quaffable so it does have to be drunk with food, though some nice San Danielle prosciutto would be nice with it. Great for a social evening. For me it is the fragrance that is the best thing. Sometimes smelling a wine is really enjoyable in its own right. And so it is the case with this wine. Very floral on the nose, very interesting in a nice way.

It’s from the McLaren Vale and it lighter bodied that most of the wines made in the region.

Made by Dune. It cost me about AUD27 from Cloudwine in South Melbourne. Search for your nearest retailer using Wine Searcher

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