Vineyard – A dry spring, with consistent summer rain, generated a early harvest of perfect bunches with flawless berries.
Wine – A bouquet of roses and violets, in a tobacco box……..and then all of those lovely Nebbiolo characteristics flow across the palate, cherry, earthy, spicy, tannins.
We hit the bullseye with this one!
“You had me with Rick Kinzbrunner (winemaker), nebbiolo and Beechworth. It’s a powerful trio, one not to be ignored. Nebbiolo remained on skins for an extended period in large concrete tanks, wild ferment ensued and then it was basket pressed and given over to a 1600L Gamba cash for 3 years. The result is a solid, blood red colour. Evocative and complex aromas of cranberry, pomegranate, spice, violets, rose petal. No mistaking the variety when tasted. It launches into earth, smoked meat, leather, chocolate, tobacco. And then the big finish where concentrated, quality tannins mingle with panforte and glace cherry. It’s some wine.”
Jeni Port – Wine Companion, Published August 2020