RAW 2018A straight Nebbiolo. Beautiful light structure with firm grippy (but still powdery) tannins. The label is a pencil sketch I did of the wine connected to the roots of the vine. And this is what the wine tastes like to me. Like nothing else in the winery. True to its origin. The Story
Nebbiolo originates from North West Italia - 2 areas, Barolo and Barbaresco. In Barolo the soil is less fertile and therefore produce more structured wines than Barbaresco. There is heaps of fog (in Italian “Nebbia”) in both areas. Rumour has it that this is where the name, Nebbiolo, comes from - meaning misty mountains. What makes Nebbiolo different to other grape varieties is that, although it has very thin skins, the skins are super tannic and produces wines with a light brick red/orange colour.
Now Nebbiolo has this massive tannin thing going on; Super tannins. People put Nebbiolo away for years before drinking it. The grapes came into the winery, we destemmed all, spontaneous fermentation took place and the wine tasted horrible. The tannins were aggressively massive. So I took the wine to a small stainless steel tank, filled it with all (grape skins included) and closed the lid for about 2 months. During this time I noticed the tannins becoming more approachable. We then pressed it into older larger French oak barrels and left the wine once more. 12 months later the tannins were still super aggressive. So I left it another year (how’s that for time from investment to return?!...) I then tasted the wine again, but this time around together with my new assistant, Julia, who had no knowledge of the history of the wine. She thought it was great, described it as bright flowers with powdery tannins. After bottling we aged it another year in bottle and now it is ready. More than 3 years later. Beautiful light structure with firm grippy (but still powdery) tannins. The label is a pencil sketch I did of the wine connected to the roots of the vine. And this is what the wine tastes like to me. Like nothing else in the winery. True to its origin.
ALCOHOL (%): 13.5
RESIDUAL SUGAR (g/L): 1.72
TOTAL ACIDITY (g/L): 5.59
PH: 3.56Technical InformationVintage: 2018How to order
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