Hilltops Nebbiolo 2018

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Nebbiolo is one of Italy’s finest grape varieties, often compared to Pinot Noir for its finicky nature in the vineyard and haunting fragrance in the glass. The fruit for this wine was grown by one of our family growers in the Hilltops region of New South Wales. The vineyard is situated on a rolling hillside near Young at an altitude of 500m and has rich red volcanic soils. This vineyard has warmer days to ripen our Nebbiolo and cool nights to ensure our fruit is grown with the richness, aromatic development and balance that this region is renowned for.

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Notes From The Winemaker: The bud burst came 2 weeks earlier than previous years resulting in excellent flowering and fruit setting conditions. A dry Spring/Summer led to perfect ripening conditions post veraison, therefore disease pressures were low and extremely clean fruit was harvested. The Hilltops region is blessed with mostly drier and warmer days with some cooling relief at night due to its continental position. The Nebbiolo was harvested on 25th March at 13.5 baume from a 20yo single vineyard. This wine was fermented in open top fermenters with cultured yeast, 28 days on skins then matured in French Oak (10% new) for 9 months.
Fruit Source: 100 % Hilltops Region
Wine Analysis: Alcohol = 14.0%, pH = 3.64, TA = 6.3g/L