Fresco Nebbiolo 2018

Fresco Nebbiolo 2018

$36.00

YOUNG. VIBRANT. LIVELY. FRESH!

Nebbiolo made in the “Vino Novello” style with immediate drinkability.

Sourced entirely from Longview’s single-vineyard at Macclesfield, the wine displays aromas of cherry-cola with lifted spice, roses and violets.  The palate is lip-smacking, with cherry and strawberry characters before finishing with a savoury edge, ripe tannin and well balanced acidity.

Housed in a very unique, black glass bottle with a mid-century modern, jazz inspired label, the package takes you straight to a table under the Italian sun.

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Bright brick red in colour with crimson highlights, the 2018 Nebbiolo Fresco displays aromas of fresh red berries overlaid by notes of roses and herbs. The palate is medium bodied with a cherry and strawberry core wrapped in savoury spice. The tannins are fine yet well- structured with balanced acidity, making this wine approachable when young and enjoyable on its own or with your favourite pasta.

Spring rainfall was below average which helped disease control and provided ideal conditions for the flowering period. Dry conditions though early summer helped us control vine vigour resulting in balanced canopies. From veraison through to harvest, the weather was ideal with minimal moisture and cool nights resulting in exceptional fruit flavor development and acid retention. Exceptionally dry conditions towards the end of vintage minimised disease pressure allowing for perfect ripening. The fruit was hand harvested on the 4th of April during the coolest part of the day and delivered to the winery immediately to preserve fruit flavour.
Three clones of Nebbiolo, 230, F12V7 and 111 were allocated for Fresco from our oldest blocks (est. 1995). 230 makes up 45% of the blend, selected for its backbone and structure; F12V17 (45%) and 111 (10%) selected for their amazing perfume characters and softer tannins. The Nebbiolo is cane pruned, shoot thinned early and then bunch thinned up to three times during vintage to control yield. This ensure even ripening and fruit flavour development. The fruit was hand-picked, then cold soaked on skins for 5 days and pressed into stainless steel. Ferment continued cold, left on lees and allowed to go through partial natural malolactic fermentation softening the acidity. The aim of this process is to harness the aromatics whilst still extracting tannin.

2018 Nebbiolo Fresco

“I’d enjoy a fresco of the fratelli Saturno, perhaps reclining semi-naked on a triclinium, eating grapes and other assorted Roman delicacies like bear in honey.
Light, bright and red fruited with a dusting of spice, dried herb and liquorice. Tannin a playful nip, acidity fresh, the finish good and long. It’s a lovely thing to drink – halfway between a big rosato and a more traditional Nebbiolo. Frisky Fresco. I like it. Would be perfect with a bowl of wren’s nipples.” – Gary Walsh, 92 Points

Bronze Medal – 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

2017 Nebbiolo Fresco

Bronze Medal – 2017 Adelaide Hills Wine Show

“The Fresco is surprisingly approachable for a young nebbiolo, many of which take years before they drink well. It shows a floral, spice and red berry nose, cherry and strawberry fruit and savoury characters on the palate and fine tannins and clean acidity on the finish. Pair it with mushroom dishes or Mediterranean red meat dishes” – Mike Frost, 25/10/17.

Bronze Medal – 2017 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

2016 Nebbiolo Fresco

90 Points – Campbell Mattinson, Winefront. “It looks light but in nebbiolo terms it’s plump with flavour. It’s still identifiably nebbiolo though; there’s nothing thick or syrupy or intense here; it’s not a shiraz-wannabe. Saltbush, asphalt, dry spices and red cherry. A whisper of licorice. It’s made to be fresh and frisky but there’s tannin here; it won’t be denied. All up you’d have to say this is pretty good. It works. And both the price and the packaging work too. Perfect fodder for a wine bar. Or wine list.”

Silver Medal – 2016 Adelaide Hills Wine Show.

Bronze Medal – 2016 Australian Alternate Varietals Wine Show.

Blend 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol 13%
Residual Sugar 0.5 g/L
pH 3.44
Total Acidity 5.71 g/L

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