The drought affected vintage made our vines struggle to build a full size canopy – a much needed power plant pushing the grapes to full ripeness. Nebbiolo was definitely one of our biggest concerns as it needs the longest hangtime. Fortunately, the power of our terroir proved its strength again! Our first thought after we tas- ted the wine was: Damn, this is pretty! This Nebbiolo is a very light expression of the variety but its juiciness, vibrancy and energy is just through the roof. Imagine a splashing wave of raspberries, forest strawberries and rose buds effortlessly carried by crunchy red currant like acidity to soft savoury finish with mild yet very present Nebbiolistic tannins. The energy and verve of the wine called for an early release with a slightly tweaked label VINO GIOVANE – youthful charming wine to enjoy right now.
Region: New England, Australia
Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol content: 12.0%
TA: 5.1 g/l
RS: 0.44 g/l
Cellaring: to 2025
Wine-making: Spontaneously fermented in tank with 20 days of maceration. Aged for 12 months in 1500l botte. Bottled without fining or filtration.
Production: Very small/2497 bottles produced