Classically pale in the glass, Nebbiolo is a deceptive and beautiful wine. The nose is alluring with aromas of rose petal, violet, red fruit and star anise. The palate is juicy and complex with cherry, plum and liquorice combined with sturdy tannins and a bright finish.
The grapes for this wine were hand harvested then crushed and de-stemmed. Fermentation start immediately and the juice was inoculated with a yeast strain form Barolo (a region famous for producing Nebbiolo). Fermentation lasted for about five days before the wine was lightly pressed and then allowed to finish fermentation in oak barrels where polymerising helps to soften and round the tannins. Finally, the wine went through malolactic fermentation and was then aged in barrel for 20 months.
Type of oak (%): Gamba, Fontainebleau 50%, Jupillies 25%, Allier 20%, Nevers 5%
Oak Age: 20 % New oak
Oak toasting: 100% medium
Fining agent: Light egg white fining
Filtration: cross flow
Alcohol: 13.3 % Alc/Vol
Bottled: November 2015
Released: June 2018