Production: 1953 bottles
This wine is inspired by the early release Langhe Nebbiolo and Nebbiolo d’Alba styles of wine produced in the Barolo and Barbaresco zone of Italy. I have been living and working between Margaret River and this most famous of Italian fine wine regions since 2009. For this wine I wanted to make a great introduction to this esteemed grape variety which is totally foreign to most Australian consumers. As with all of my wines I sought to promote a purity of varietal expression and not take any aspect of the wine ‘too far’
As with the Chardonnay of 2022, the current vintage of Nebbiolo really suffered from the long, cold, wet Spring, storms during flowering, and the extreme heat of the Summer of 2022. All of this added up to a drastically reduced crop. The quality however was very high.
A flawless pale garnet in colour, this wine displays all of the typical colour notes of the Italian Nebbiolo grape but from a hot vintage. Vibrant, bright and ripe red cherry notes, dense yet lifted fresh violet and dark rose petal perfume are all on display. As is typical from the Nebbiolo grape the wine has a fresh, high level of acidity and plenty of nutty, dusty, dry tannins. It is unashamedly a more simple expression of the Nebbiolo grape which will reward cellar for the short to medium term, but is tailor made to enjoy in its youth and always with food, in particular anything with protein.