I must confess straight away that I helped to blend this wine. I will cheerfully disclose too, that it won equal top gold at the 2014 alternative wine varieties show and was in the taste off for the trophy for best Nebbiolo. It didn’t win that but it certainly gave a lot of far more expensive wines a fair run.
This wine comes off an old vineyard that was a trial site for the Treasury Wine group. It is an immaculate set up and was bought by a consortium who are fully exploiting the treasures that it holds. It is classic Nebbiolo, light in colour and weight but full of cherry and rose petals, spicy hung meats and earthy/mineral notes. For such a light wine it carries a bit of tannin and acid too. I suggest drinking it over the next few years and pairing it with a mushroom risotto.
Nebbiolo – Famously producing long lived red wines which are light of colour, but abundant in tannin, from Barolo, Barbaresco in Piedmont. This is the variety that defines the region. Typical flavours include: Tar, roses, anise, cherry, blackberry and truffle.