2016 Denton Nebbiolo – $48

2016 Denton Nebbiolo – $48

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Viticulture

 

Site: Denton Vineyard - Yarra Valley

Soil type: Granite

Aspect: North-West

 

The Nebbiolo block sits half way up the North Western slope, catching all available sunshine hours. The granitic sand over granite boulders and long, slow growing season provide a very special and unique terroir.

 

This unique micro-climate and soil profile contribute lots of bright, fresh red fruit, aniseed, red flower perfume, and fine tannin on an acid frame.

 

 

Winemaking

 

Destemmed, wild yeast fermented and held on skins for 21 days with frequent plunging and foot stomping. No temperature control. Pressed to 500 litre French oak puncheons (20% new) and left unsulfured for 18 months prior to bottling without fining or filtration.

 

Vintage 2016

 

A very good growing season. 2016 was warmer and dryer than average with an early harvest, low disease pressure and riper/fresher/fuller wines. Our earliest pick for the Nebbiolo block (April 15) suggests a short season, but the last 4 weeks of autumn weather were mild, with soft sunlight and a slow finish to the growing season ensuring good freshness, acidity and tannin levels.

 Winemake: Luke Lambert

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