LA ZONA Nebbiolo 2021
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 crafted this release to enjoy now. A quality Nebbiolo without the wait. Saluti!
COLOUR: Light cherry red.
AROMA: Cranberry and red cherry fruit with confectionary and a hint of rose oil.
PALATE: Light-bodied with red fruit flavours and bright acidity that combines
seamlessly with fine tannins and refreshing flavour persistence.
“Our nebbiolo is made as an early release fruit-driven style with approachable
tannins. The fruit is harvested by hand and then crushed into an open red fermenter;
75% crushed and destemmed with 25% left as whole bunches. Yeast is added
then fermentation is allowed to proceed slowly on skins for four to six days before
being drained and gently pressed to barrels (30% new). Following malolactic
fermentation, the new wine is racked for maturation into large barrels for up to nine
months, then bottled within 12 months for early consumption and slightly chilled.”
Warren Proft, winemaker
Warm alfresco duck breast salad tossed with fig braised vincotto vegetables and glazed fruit. Chrismont Restaurant, Summer menu, 2022.