Sherrah Nero d'Avola, McLaren Vale
Produced from the fruit of two vineyards. One vineyard with a view of the sea is harvested to capture bright fruit and a softer tannin spectrum. The second vineyard is just east of the township of McLaren Vale in an ancient river is handpicked in order to capture bright youthful acidity. Destemmed and fermented as whole berries in small open fermenters following a 4-day cold soak. Matured in seasoned French puncheons.
"A thoroughly attractive light to medium-bodied wine with red berry, spicy fruits, fine tannins and a fresh finish and aftertaste just asking to be enjoyed."
90 points, James Halliday (January 2018)
"Alex Sherrah is a winemaker at Coriole, now turning his hand to his whispering wine name, Sherraaahhhh. Perhaps also a verbalisation of how McLaren Vale winemakers say shiraz at times? Dunno, but I like it. Bold font and all.
Bright garnet coloured in glass. Scents of cranberry, pomegranate, touch of rose hip tea a sprinkle of clove and pepper. Juicy, slippery, bright in the palate. A wash of frisky, cranberry-like fruit flavours, a touch of amaro, a dash of pepper in the lively finish. Sweet then gently pleasing bitter. Such fun stuff. Drink with gusto."
90 points, Mike Bennie (February 2018)
"Medium to full red/purple, young-wine colour. There are developed plummy, toasty, earthy notes and herbal overtones to sniff; the palate soft and rounded, smooth of tannin and sweet of fruit in the mid-palate. A succulent if straightforward, full-bodied red."
91 points, Huon Hooke (July 2018)