Bondar
Nero 2019
McLaren Vale, South Australia

$30.00

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Style: Red: Red fruits, bright, spice and easy drinking.

Producer: Bondar

Region: (Willunga foothills) McLaren Vale, South Australia

Grape: Nero d’Avola

Vintage: 2019

Soil: Rocky Clays (Kurrajong geology)

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old French oak

Alcohol: 13.5%`

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: 30 minutes prior to serving

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Over the years my simplified description of this grape is that it is the Italian Shiraz. Originally from Sicily it loves the sun and produces full flavoured wines as a result. This is the new frontier of the McLaren Vale and the first foray for Andre and Selina Bondar into Nero d’Avola. The results are super exciting and Im delighted to be able to offer a tiny amount of this wine on Wine Theory (total production of 60 dozen). It’s all about red fruits on the nose with crunchy raspberry and strawberry characters. The baking is all about spice – white and black pepper. Bright acidity and chalky tannins create a frame for joyful drinking.

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Bondar started in 2012 and is the vision of husband and wife team Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly. Andre, with a history as a winemaker in the Adelaide Hills and Selina with a background in marketing and law, have planted roots (literally) in the north of McLaren Vale, on the border of Blewitt Springs and the Beautiful View (Seaview) subregions. Their new home is the Rayner Vineyard on Chalk Hill Road in McLaren Vale, where the oldest vines date back to the 1950s. Plantings of bush vine Grenache are up to 50 years old and Shiraz up to 65 years are already in play, while newer, more close planted Counoise (one of the 13 Châteauneuf varieties) has been recently planted, and Mataro, Carignan and Cinsault are on the horizon. The vineyards are in the process of transitioning to progressively more organic management, which we are sure will see quality hit even greater heights. This year has seen the release of their first Nero d’Avola, a very exciting addition to the range.

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Style: Red: Red fruits, bright, spice and easy drinking.

Producer: Bondar

Region: (Willunga foothills) McLaren Vale, South Australia

Grape: Nero d’Avola

Vintage: 2019

Soil: Rocky Clays (Kurrajong geology)

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Old French oak

Alcohol: 13.5%`

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: 30 minutes prior to serving

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Over the years my simplified description of this grape is that it is the Italian Shiraz. Originally from Sicily it loves the sun and produces full flavoured wines as a result. This is the new frontier of the McLaren Vale and the first foray for Andre and Selina Bondar into Nero d’Avola. The results are super exciting and Im delighted to be able to offer a tiny amount of this wine on Wine Theory (total production of 60 dozen). It’s all about red fruits on the nose with crunchy raspberry and strawberry characters. The baking is all about spice – white and black pepper. Bright acidity and chalky tannins create a frame for joyful drinking.

Sebastian Crowther MS