LA ZONA Nebbiolo 2018
Nebbiolo is one of Italy’s most alluring varietals for winemakers and lovers alike. Its complex, tannic palate typically requires cellaring patience, however we have made this release – and latest addition to the La Zona range – to enjoy now thanks to its delicate, aromatic nose of cherries, violets, and roses. A multi-layered palate of red fruit, earthiness, spice and fine-tannins on a balanced finish introduces Nebbiolo without the wait. Available exclusively through Cellar Door and on-line.
COLOUR: Light cherry red with amber hues.
AROMA: Strawberry, raspberry and cherry with floral hints.
PALATE: Red fruit-flavours and bright acidity combine in a silky mid palate and a finish of fine tannins and persistence.
“Fruit is harvested by hand and then crushed into an open red fermenter; 75% crushed and destemmed with 25% left as wholes bunches. Yeast is added and the fermentation is allowed to proceed slowly on skins for four days before the grapes are pressed and the remainder of fermentation taking place in barrels. Following malolatic fermentation the new wine is racked for maturation into large barrels for up to nine months while tannins soften and harmonise. Bottled within 12 months for early consumption.” Warren Proft, winemaker
Serve with duck confit or cider-braised pulled-pork.