2021 Great Southern Nebbiolo
Colour: Medium ruby
Nose: Fruit characters of cherry and raspberry are supported by aromas of rose petal and anise. Intensely aromatic, the wine also has savoury, leathery notes.
Palate: This wine is classic Nebbiolo, with concentrated sour cherry and raspberry fruit characters. These fruit characters are balanced by tight, but lingering acidity, earthiness and typical Nebbiolo tannin structure.
Nebbiolo’s notoriously colour-light but tannin rich skins are a critical factor in making this wine. Fruit intensity, structure and balance are the result.
Food pairing: Perfect pair for a non-lean cut of meat or creamy cheeses. Slow braised ragu, Truffles with fresh pasta.
Cellaring: Will gain complexity for 15+ years.
Winemaker: Rob Diletti
Harvest: 24/03/2021 | Bottled: 16/08/2022 | Alc: 13.9% | pH: 3.63 | T.A.: 7.2g/L
Machine harvested fruit off 20-year-old vines. Fruit destemmed and crushed to two, 2 tonne open top fermenters for fermentation. Plunged three times daily during active ferment. First fermenter was pressed off skins after 12 days, second fermenter underwent extended maceration for a total of 28 days before being pressed. Both batches were matured in mix of older French oak Barriques and Hogsheads for up to 15 months. Blended before bottling.
At check out a 10% discount will be applied to a 12 bottle order of this wine.
Paul Edwards - The West Australian
An impressive first vintage of Nebbiolo – pronounced sarsaparilla, dried herbs and a hint of fruitcake. Neither heavy nor a lightweight but generous, with plenty of ripe texture and grip. Long punchy savoury, flavours, bramble fruit and bresaola with some gum lolly and spice. So much to like. 94/100