2018 Nebbiolo Rosé Trial Batch Pyrenées

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  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Textured & Savoury
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Pasta with smoked salmon, Italian-style pork and fennel sausages, radicchio salad.
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Limited Cellar Door Release
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Small Batch Winemaking
 
NEBBIOLO
Nebbiolo is a very old black grape variety that originated in Piemonte, north-west Italy, where it produces the big, bold, age-worthy reds of Barolo and Barbaresco that are among Italy’s most revered wines.

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“Savoury, Mouth-watering, perfect for picnic with friends”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 8 - 12°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 2 years

TASTING NOTES

Deep, vibrant blush in colour. The nose has intense redcurrant and strawberry aromas, with a touch of rose petal. The palate is medium-bodied with a velvety texture and flavours of raspberry. The finish is savoury with a touch of lingering spice.

SEASON

Through careful management and ideal siting of their vineyards, Malakoff Estate avoided widespread frosts that hit the Pyrenees region in late-November 2017. Warm, dry weather throughout January advanced the season quickly, however conditions moderated in February to allow a good ripening period for late-ripening varieties such as Nebbiolo. It was an early and compact harvest, with vineyards and varieties ripening in quick succession. Once again, the expert care of the John family and the superior siting of their vineyards produced fruit of exceptional quality.

WINEMAKING

The fruit was harvested by hand in warm, dry conditions in mid-March. It was chilled overnight at the winery, then the bunches were destemmed and the berries sorted by hand. This is a small-batch wine fermented in a small open fermenter with a short period of skin contact to achieve the pretty blush colour and just a touch of tannin and spice. The wine was matured for six months in older oak barrels.

THE REGION

THE REGION

Pyrenees

Set among rugged hills in the central west of the state, this region is known for premium Shiraz wines.

Vines were first planted after gold was discovered in 1854 but the modern wine industry dates from the 1960s. Wines typically have a note of peppery spice that is distinctive and sets the region apart from other hotter Shiraz regions.

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THE TIER

THE TIER

TRIAL BATCH

SMALL BATCH WINEMAKING

The freedom to experiment with alternative varieties and winemaking techniques. Who knows what the next Trial Batch will be?

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THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Batch #004B

Rose petals

Savoury

Mouth-watering

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