NEBBIOLO is our sole focus at Virago. We currently have three unique vintages available in our online cellar. The 2013 La Mistura Nebbiolo is a delicate wine, a perfect introduction for first time Nebbiolo drinkers. The 2012 Virago Nebbiolo is a big, bold, fruit driven Australian Nebbiolo. The 2011 Virago Nebbiolo is an aromatic floral wine that illustrates the commonly described semblance between Nebbiolo and Pinot Noir.
2013 – La Mistura Nebbiolo
A vibrant Nebbiolo that imparts a sweep of red cherry, with a rose garden aura, perfectly structured with a finely poised tannic grip. La Mistura is a light-bodied, approachable Nebbiolo, making it a pleasure to drink now, with or without food. ORDER FROM OUR ONLINE CELLAR
2012 – Virago Nebbiolo
Warm summer days and cool nights, revitalizing rain though out the season….the 2012 is a reflection of near perfect growing conditions. The 2012 Virago has a haunting aromatic complexity, with flavours of dark cherry and dried herbs, supported by a fine savoury tannic backbone. ORDER FROM OUR ONLINE CELLAR
REVIEWED by Jancis Robinson 26th January 2016
Pale blackish ruby – correct colour for a Nebbiolo! Sweet and fresh on the nose with correct rose petals on the nose – a bit gentler than the average Piemontese Nebbiolo (like the Giaconda version) but very pretty and true to variety. Clean, dry tannins on the finish. Very vigorous and appetising. You could enjoy this already – even, possibly, without food. It has real lightness. 14% Drink 2015-2019 AU$45 Rating 16.5/20
REVIEWED by Andrew Graham www.ozwinereview.com 24th November 2015
“Now here is a label to watch. From a vineyard planted in 2007 in Beechworth that is tended by ex-tax accountant Karen Coats and orthopaedic surgeon Prue Keith. Wine is made by Rick Kinzbrunner at Giaconda. Karen has almost finished a masters in Wine Science (like me) and this is very much her baby. Red brown with a little brick, there’s a lovely truffle and red earth nose here, the lithe palate elegant and yet with a juicy middle, it’s just a little light on the tannins, but driven by lovely glacé fruit. Just a bit more varietal intensity and this will be a star. Great packaging too.” Drink: 2015-2025. 17.5/20, 91/100. 14%, Cork, $45. “Would I buy it? I’d share a bottle.”
REVIEWED by Campbell Mattinson WINEFRONT 6th June 2015
“…It’s beautifully structured. It’s tangy and leathery and black-cherried, with sprays of herbs and woody spice notes. It almost tastes “bunchy”. Acidity runs more into orange and tangerine than into lemon. Tannin is rusty, earthen, appropriately firm but well massaged. In all it’s a wine of much promise, and marks the estate as one to follow.” Rated : 92 Points, Alcohol : 14%, Price : $45, Closure : Cork, Drink : 2016 – 2022+
2011 – Virago Nebbiolo
The initial bouquet includes rose petals, sun dried fruits and herbs. A complex vanillin aroma hides in the background. An hour after opening, the bouquet developed into dusty glazed cherries, rose petals and some earthy funk characteristics. An amazing transformation. The palate dances and flitters on the taste buds. It surfs easily over the palate, with supporting tannins and acidity. The 2011 is drinking beautifully right now, and is benefited by an hour or so in a decanter. Can be cellared for at least five more years.
We have a limited supply of the 2011, for those yet to try it, or those who want more! ORDER FROM OUR ONLINE CELLAR
2012 Analisse Chardonnay
With north and south facing slopes, ancient granite soils, mild climate and the growing recognition of excellence of nearby vineyards, Serengale Vineyard is the perfect site to produce unique wines that are made to be shared. We are pleased to share the 2012 Analisse chardonnay with our customers that walk on the white side. ORDER FROM OUR ONLINE CELLARRead more "The Wine"