2012 Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo

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2012 Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo

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Region: Adelaide Hills

Variety: Nebbiolo

Tasting Notes:  The fruit for this wine has been sourced from the Gumeracha area of the Adelaide Hills. It’s appearance is typical of Nebbiolo, pale with brick red hues. The nose is subtle but quite complex. Aromas of violets, roses, white chocolate and a spice house are all evident. The palate is fresh and medium bodied. Mouth coating tannins build to a dry finish.

Drink: Now and with careful cellaring until 2033+

 

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Other Details

  • Matured for 16 months in old French oak barriques
  • Alcohol - 13.8%/vol
  • pH - 3.50
  • Total acidity - 6.5 g/l
  • Available for delivery from November 2013

About Nebbiolo

In it’s place of origin, Piedmont, Italy, Nebbiolo is king, being responsible for the esteemed wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. Nebbiolo takes it name from the fog or “nebbia” that descends upon the hills and valleys of this region in October while the grapes remain on the vines awaiting full ripeness. This is a nervous time for the winemaker, but those who are patient are rewarded with wines that display a powerful aromatic bouquet, great finesse and structure and an ability to age for many decades. 

Nebbiolo has been grown in Australia since the 1980’s, but as a country we still have a lot to learn about growing this fastidious grape. The Adelaide Hills and King Valley (Victoria) have lead the way in producing wines that suggest that one day it may be possible to reach the lofty heights of those wines produced in Nebbiolo’s home land.