Coronamento Nebbiolo 2016 Magnum
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Deep garnet red in colour with complex aromas of dried roses, cinnamon oak, spice, dark fruits, earth and an underlying tarriness. The palate is rich and powerful with flavours of star anise, prunes and chocolate. The textured tannins and full flavour make for a wine of great poise and structure. Enjoy with salty spiced pork ribs.
The fruit selected for the Coronamento is grown on the highest vineyard site on our King Valley property (350m ASL). The vineyard was planted using a new clone of Nebbiolo named Nebbiolo 230. When selecting fruit for this wine, only the best grape bunches are chosen. Bunch selection is based on the general vine health, the cane’s maturity (looking for full cane lignification), the individual bunch maturity (ensuring full colour change and no overexposure to sun) and then the fruit. The fruit is tasted focusing on the tannins, ensuring they are ripe and without green edges, the seeds are also looked at to ensure they are fully brown and dry, with a nutty taste and no green characteristics; finally, the flavour of the grapes is assessed. After harvest the grapes are crushed and de-stemmed into small fermentation vats and inoculated with a Barolo yeast allowing maximum varietal characters to come through. The fermentation is allowed to reach 30 degrees Celsius where it is maintained. Fermentation lasts for 7 to 10 days; the wine is then lightly pressed and transferred to French oak barrels where it ages for two years.
Fermentation vessel: Oak barrel
Oak type: Gamba French, tight grain 300l barrels
Filtration: clarifying only
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