Halliday’s Wine Companion 2021

Virago nebbiolo is made by Rick Kinzbrunner (Giaconda) along traditional Italian lines, incorporating wild fermentation, basket pressing and approximately 3 years maturation in 1600L Gamba oval casks. An excellent year on full display, giving rise to a dark and brooding nebbiolo of wild rosemary, thyme, saltbush, incense, black cherry and mandarin skin. A most complex and accomplished wine, of intrigue and discovery – such is nebbiolo’s power – finishing firm, with a savoury tannin presence.

Jeni Port

Published 01 January 2021