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2019 Trial Batch Nebbiolo Pyrenees

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$173.94 6 x 750ml bottle
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SKU: TB19-PYNEBO6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Big & Bold
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Braised beef or veal, five spice roasted quail.
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Limited Cellar Door Release
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
A top value wine and one of our best-sellers
 
SKIN CONTACT NEBBIOLO
Tar and roses
Extended maceration
Noble variety from Piedmont in Italy
 
 

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“Our first trial of extended maceration of Nebbiolo has captured the essence of this fascinating variety.”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 13 - 17°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Drink now

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TASTING NOTES

Perfume, red cherries, tar, skin contact, persistence. This wine has the typical light-red colour of Nebbiolo together with its intense perfume of red cherries, pink blossom, almond meal and tar. The palate is a mix of clear fruit and savoury spice – again the cherry, almond and tar, but also dried herbs and anise. The tannin, as you would expect, is grippy and the finish lingers.

SEASON

The vintage was marked by a warm dry spring leading into above average temperatures across all of Victoria. Throughout the summer ripening period the weather was warm and dry allowing good accumulation of sugar and flavour. Typically, in a season most grape varieties ripen at different rates, in dryer and warmer years the difference between picking times is shortened. This meant that the winery was awash with grapes at harvest.

WINEMAKING

This fruit was grown by the John family at its Malakoff Estate Vineyard in Landsborough. The fruit was harvested in early April and was destemmed and vinified in open fermenters with hand plunging. An extended maceration on skins continued for 12 weeks post-ferment and the wine was racked to barrel for a further 12 months maturation in mostly older French barriques.

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

The label purposely looks clinical and almost unfinished. However, it is respectable and striking. It indicates the wine is unique and intriguing. You will never know until you try it.

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