Nebbiolo 2016

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Viticulture and Harvest

Bunch thinning during summer decreased yield by 50%, so as to increase flavour development and tannin ripeness.

Grown on the di Lusso vineyard, this Nebbiolo was harvested in late March 2016.

Winemaking

The fruit was tipped directly from the picking bins into open top fermenters, immediately innoculated and fermented at 24 degrees for one week. The cap was plunged 1-2 times per day to minimise tannin extraction.

The wine was drained directly to 3 year old French barrels and aged for 6 months.

Tasting Notes

Rosemary and  thyme aromatics with light cherry, rose petal characters following through on the palate. Nebbiolo’s firm tannins make this wine finish strong and dry. Will develop lovely earthy characters with age.

Statistics

pH:                         3.54

TA:                         5.9 g/L

Alc/vol:                 13%

RS:                          0.10 g/L

Cellar:                   10 years