Hilltops Nebbiolo

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hilltops nebbiolo


TASTING NOTES
Distinctly floral, layered with red fruit and a slight gamey twist. Quite rich palate with a long, fine tannic finish. Early days yet as these wines tend to show themselves over a long time. 

FOOD
Are you kidding, Nebb’s are like food mecca for dishes involving game and savoury, umami rich food. Slow cooked hare, truffle infused pasta, roasted cauliflower with a black garlic sauce. Wild mushroom risotto with a splash of the wine in the rice. Think rustic, full flavoured gamey dishes and partner up with a Nebb.

CELLARING
Long term, 10 years plus


VINTAGE  2016

VARIETIES  Nebbiolo

VINEYARD  Hilltops

VINE AGE  10 - 25 years

SOIL  Duplex, decomposed granite, red loamy clay 

SLOPE  Varies, north-east 

VINTAGE NOTES  a great year warm with early rains

WINEMAKING NOTES  Whole berries fermented in 1000 oakl vats, left on skins for 8 months post ferment. Matured in 2000l Stockinger foudre, no filtration. 

ANALYSIS  pH3.6, TA 6.0g/l, FSO2 28ppm. 

BOTTLED  Feb 2018

PRODUCTION  280 dozen