Meticulous canopy management was required during the scorching summer of 2014 to protect our Northern Italian natives. We learned from our 2012 warm vintage that a bit of extra time in bottle softens the primary fruit intensity of the wine, and allows the secondary characteristics ( that we love) of Nebbiolo to blossom.
The 2014 Virago Nebbiolo still has lots of cherry and plum on the palate, but with leathery, spicy overtones, intertwined with a lovely floral aroma, and impressive chalky tannin that makes this a delectable Nebbiolo. As always, a perfect match for carne, funghi, tartufo based dishes!
Review: James Halliday | Australian Wine Companion